Tuesday, September 18, 2012

TWO x TWO Online Auction is now OPEN!

Power on your computers, iPads, iPhones and head over to the newly designed TWO x TWO website to start bidding on the amazing art and luxury products offered at the 14th annual TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art benefitting the Dallas Museum of Art and amfAR.  TWO x TWO’s annual benefit gala dinner and art auction has raised over $35 million in its 13 year history in support of amfAR’s AIDS research initiatives and the DMA’s contemporary art acquisition program.   Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, hosts of the annual event, have assembled a stellar collection for this year’s auction. The updated website, complete with a new look and feel, allows visitors to bid online or leave absentee bidding so as not miss out on the treasures.

“With the new website linked to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, TWO x TWO has a wider reach than ever,” said Cindy Rachofsky. “The amazing donation by our honored artist Richard Phillips, along with donations of over 140 works of art by renowned artists and dealers will make the 14th year of TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art another one for the record books.”

Since its inception, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art has raised more than $35 million in support of essential AIDS research at amfAR and for the Contemporary Art Acquisitions Fund at the Dallas Museum of Art. TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art is the largest U.S. fundraiser for amfAR and the Dallas Museum of Art and is recognized as one of the top events in Dallas. Richard Phillips will be the recipient of amfAR’s 2012 Award of Excellence for Artistic Contributions to the Fight Against AIDS at the 14th annual event on October 20, 2012.  View the online auction catalog at http://twoxtwo.org/catalogue/2012-2/

If you can't afford the Gala... Join the hip and cool and attend the First Look: A Preview Party and Fundraiser on Thursday, October 18, 7 – 10 p.m. at The Rachofsky House.  Presented by Karl Lagerfeld by Fossil, this event will feature music by The Misshapes, bites by Lombardi Family Concepts, sips by Belvedere.    Tickets are $500 each and can be purchased online.  Want to know what the vibe will be at this soiree? Click play: