Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, buy hosts for the annual TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art, remedy have announced the Event Chair and the Honored Artist for the 14th annual event scheduled for October 20, viagra 2012.

Since its inception, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art has raised more than $34 million in support of essential AIDS research at amfAR and for the Contemporary Art Acquisitions Fund at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Noted art patron and longtime TWO x TWO supporter, Amy Phelan, has accepted the position of Event Chair for the Saturday, October 20th gala and auction. Included in Artnews as one of the top two hundred art collectors, Amy currently serves on the boards of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Meadows School of Art – SMU and Creative Time. Amy is also committed to serving on various councils of art institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA, the Aspen Art Museum, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the American Patrons of the Tate. Amy’s involvement in all aspects of the art world, from maintaining close relationships with artists to exhibiting their work worldwide, demonstrates her enduring enthusiasm for and dedication to contemporary art.

“Each year, TWO x TWO has raised the bar in fund raising for two very important charities,” said Amy (Mrs. John) Phelan. “I look forward to collaborating with Cindy and Howard Rachofsky to make 2012 another record-breaking year.”

Dallas collectors Lindsey and Patrick Collins have been selected as Art Chairs for the 2012 event. It was also announced that 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 in October 2012. He has supported TWO x TWO over the years, most recently with a remarkable large scale painting of actress Lindsay Lohan at the 2010 Dallas event.

Born in Massachusetts in 1962, Richard Phillips lives and works in New York. He has exhibited his work in many individual and group exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe, including an important survey exhibition and catalogue at Le Consortium, Dijon in 2004, and is represented in important public and private collections such as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; the Denver Museum, CO; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; UBS Paine Webber Art Collection, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Tate Modern, London; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

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