Sarah Ball and Jiro Takamatsu are included in 'TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art'
TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art is an annual contemporary art auction held in the Richard Meier-designed Rachofsky House in Dallas, benefitting both the Dallas Museum of Art and amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. The largest fundraiser in the United States, the annual benefit gala dinner and art auction has raised over $93 million during its 21-year history in support of amfAR’s AIDS research initiatives and the DMA’s contemporary art acquisition program.
Included in the 2021 edition, Sarah Ball’s meticulously rendered portrait ‘Emma’ explores themes of gender and identity. Demonstrating an acute sensitivity to the psyche of her subjects, Ball emphasizes physical characteristics that define how we outwardly portray ourselves to the world. Also included is Jiro Takamatsu’s mixed-media work, ‘Point No. 15’, 1961-1962 and 'Slack of Net', 1972. In the Point series, the artists' earliest body of work, the length of string conjures the infinite, as well as acting as a real-world stand-in for one and two-dimensional space. In his Slack series, the modernist grid becomes equated with science illustrations of time-space. 'Slack of Net' was made by constructing a grid of rope that was slowly stretched towards the interior, creating excess material in the net's center that distorts the viewer's reality and the Cartesian grid.
Artists that have donated works include: Derrick Adams, Theodora Allen, Darren Almond, Hangama Amiri, Harold Ancart, Tom Anholt, Uri Aran, Iván Argote, March Avery, Sarah Ball, taylor barnes, Peter Bauhuis, The Romare Bearden Foundation, The Benjamin Living Trust (Karl Benjamin), María Berrío, The Estate of Jake Berthot, McArthur Binion, Sofia Björkman, Chakaia Booker, Peter Bradley, Justin Caguiat, Sarah Cain, Cristina Canale, María Fernanda Cardoso, Nathan Carter, Monica Cecchi, Julian Charrière, József Csató, Anthony Cudahy, Julie Curtiss, Cynthia Daignault, TM Davy, Annemie De Corte, The Jay DeFeo Foundation, Jackson Denahy, Eliza Douglas, Marcin Dudek, Pam Evelyn, Veronika Fabian, Hadi Fallahpisheh, Tommy Fitzpatrick, David Flaugher, Johnny Floyd, Andrea Fourchy, Rebekah Frank, Marley Freeman, Warwick Freeman, Emily Furr, The Estate of Harry Geffert, Yann Gerstberger, Tomoo Gokita, Sayre Gomez, Todd Gray, Jenna Gribbon, Joshua Hagler, Kate Mosher Hall, Luke Harnden, Christopher Hartmann, Herman Hermsen, Reggie Burrows Hodges, Sky Hopinka, Marian Hosking, Zhang Huan, Chris Huen Sin Kan, Volker Hüller, Robert Janitz, The Estate of Paul Jenkins, Patrick H. Jones, Haley Josephs, Teppei Kaneuji, Allison Katz, Caroline Kent, Hein Koh, Florian Krewer, Daniel Kruger, Liza Lacroix, Tom LaDuke, Lore Langendries, Sophie Larrimore, Mark Leonard, The Estate of Barbara Levittoux-Świderska, Meg Lipke, Asagi Maeda, Elizabeth Magill, The Estate of Masafumi Maita, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Brooke Marks-Swanson, Tony Marsh, Jasmin Matzakow, Danielle McKinney, Anna Membrino, Joel Mesler, Sabine Moritz, Yoshitomo Nara, Kohei Nawa, Everlyn Nicodemus, Evert Nijland, Kim Nogueira, Asuka Anastacia Ogawa, The Estate of Doug Ohlson, Trevor Paglen, Veronika Pausova, Hilary Pecis, Hayal Pozanti, Lauren Quin, Adriana Radulescu, Eleanor Ray, Pedro Reyes, Rob Reynolds, Marina Rheingantz, Faith Ringgold, Torbjørn Rødland, Celia Rogge, Julia Rommel, Maja Ruznic, Ilana Savdie, Mindy Shapero, Amy Sillman, Elias Sime, Nolan Simon, Avery Singer, Ben Sledsens, Josh Smith, Bosco Sodi, John Sonsini, The Hedda Sterne Foundation, Willie Stewart, Jessica Stockholder, Jason Stopa, Coco Sung, Terry Suprean, Eleanor Swordy, The Estate of Jiro Takamatsu, Mamie Tinkler, Ana Tiscornia, Faye Toogood, Alexander Tovborg, Tanel Veenre, Lisa Walker, Dan Walsh, Tara Walters, Simon Waranch, Joan Winter, Masaomi Yasunaga and Anicka Yi.