Among the scintillating events this season, TWO x TWO is one of stellar finesse and intrigue. Who will place the winning bid for Jonas Wood’s Pink Plant Patio Landscape Pot featured on Patron’s 6thAnniversary cover? Not even co-founders and event hosts Cindy and Howard Rachofsky are yet privy until the 19th annual TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art 2017 gala and auction take place on Saturday, October 28. And this is an event where nary a detail is overlooked under the Rachofskys’ careful stewardship and that of Director Melissa Ireland, which raises funds for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and the Dallas Museum of Art. DMA’s Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Gavin Delahunty, interviews Jonas Wood, the 2017 TWO x TWO Artist Honoree in Mark Maker. Patron Magazine is proud to return as the media sponsor.
One can only imagine what it must have been like to be an art student at University of North Texas while Kiki Smith was the artist-in-residence at the Institute for the Advancement of the Arts. Kiki Smith: Mortal mounts a major exhibition for the multidisciplinary artist heralded across the globe at our own Dallas Contemporary. Followers and yet-to-be admirers have the opportunity to take in her powerful work including Pilgrim, a massive installation of paintings on glass, exploring the human lifecycle through portraits of women. Steve Carter visits with Smith and DC’s Director of Exhibitions/Senior Curator Justine Ludwig in Mortal Immortal.
Residing in Auckland Castle since 1756, two North Texas museums collaborated as caretakers for the conservation and presentation of Francisco de Zurbarán’s Jacob and His Twelve Sons. These colossal paintings made a first-time journey to America where they underwent restoration at the Kimbell Art Museum prior to installation at the Meadows Museum. Since this is only the second time leaving the castle, we recommend seeing this unprecedented exhibition on view through the first week in January and invite readers to learn more about Zurbarán’s thirteen canvases in All My Sons.
Robyn and Michael Siegel welcomed their baby girl, Phoebe Tiger, just at press time. We were overjoyed to hear the news as days prior the couple opened their historical home to Patron. Teeming with marvelous contemporary art, their story inspired Modern Move.
Fine art photographer Thom Jackson’s Dress I and Dress II influenced our fashion and jewelry feature. Full Transparency displays Jackson’s inverted images where looks of the season play a supporting role opposite spectacular pieces of jewelry shown in colorful glory.
Those not yet among the droves of foodies awaiting the coming of Bullion to 400 Record, you soon will be. We checked in with Chef Bruno Davaillon and Thomas Hartland-Mackie on their nouvelle French brasserie set to debut within weeks. In addition to the Davaillon-helmed kitchen, the art, architecture, interiors, and every thoughtful detail has us sur la lune (over the moon for non-Francophiles). Kendall Morgan details what’s sure to be a standard-setting restaurant in All That Glitters is Bullion.
Incidentally, Thomas Hartland-Mackie and his talented wife Nasiba, founder of The Tot, are this year’s TWO x TWO Gala Chairmen—perhaps supporting their efforts to raise important funds for the evening’s beneficiaries will garner you favor in placing a reservation at Bullion.
Thanks for sharing six years with us. Year seven is being curated with you in mind.