The PROMISEitNOW concept is a new addition to TWO x TWO 2021. Out of the 125+ auction items, one item will be sold as the PROMISEitNOW work in special support of the Dallas Museum of Art.

The 2021 PROMISEitNOW work is:

Julie Curtiss
acrylic and oil on canvas
30 x 25 inches
courtesy of the artist, white cube; and anton kern gallery, new york
© julie curtiss, courtesy of white cube and anton kern gallery, new york. photo credit: © charles benton.
estimated retail value: $200,000

This innovative approach allows for the artist’s donation to be sold at a fixed price, evading the unpredictable nature of the auction market. Two provisions of the sale include: 1) a promise that the buyer will gift the work to the Dallas Museum of Art’s permanent collection within 5 years of purchase; and 2) that the work would be loaned to the DMA’s upcoming exhibition (exact dates forthcoming).

Should more than one buyer be interested in purchasing the work under these conditions at the TWO x TWO sale price, TWO x TWO will enter the names and draw a winner at random.

The sale will take place on Monday, October 18, 2021. Please send inquiries to Megan Gratch, Auction Manager, at

Sale proceeds will jointly benefit amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and the Dallas Museum of Art’s Contemporary Art and Acquisition Fund.