Will used the tools and vocabulary
of cake decoration to re-imagine the
bag as a frosted confection. The bag
is adorned with archival art materials
using a process he has developed for
his recent sculptural work.

WILL COTTON

Crocodile with suede lining and acrylic polymer, 23 1/8 x 12 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches
Courtesy of the artist, Nancy Gonzalez, and Mary Boone Gallery, New York
Estimated retail value: Priceless
www.willcotton.com, www.maryboonegallery.com

As a young artist living in New York, maturing in
the context of the aids pandemic of the 1980’s and 90’s,
I watched in fear as many friends and colleagues suffered
and died of this horrific disease. As one who luckily survived
those terrifying years, it’s an actual privilege to
be alive and have the opportunity to make, imagine and dream.
It’s an honor participating in the 2x2 event. It gives
me great joy knowing that something I make can help
support the great work that Howard and Cindy do with
this event every year!

JIM HODGES

Crocodile with suede lining, silver, japanese silver, charcoal,
and 24k gold on paper; 23 1/8 x 12 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches
Courtesy of the artist, Nancy Gonzalez, Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels;
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; and Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco
Estimated retail value: Priceless
www.gladstonegallery.com, www.stephenfriedman.com, www.anthonymeierfinearts.com

It was such fun to help design a Nancy
Gonzalez bag for TWO x TWO that will benefit
the Dallas Museum of Art and amfAR.
I imagined something tough but luxe—like
text embossed on white Nappa—for these
worthy organizations. I wanted to address
only the interior with PROTECT ME FROM
WHAT I WANT. It was so easy to work with
Santiago Barberi Gonzalez.

JENNY HOLZER

Crocodile with nappa leather, 23 1/8 x 12 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches
Courtesy of the artist, Nancy Gonzalez, and Sprüth Magers Berlin London;
© 2012 Jenny Holzer, member Artist Rights Society (ARS), NY; text: from Survival (1983-85)
Estimated retail value: Priceless
www.spruthmagers.com

Acrylic paint on
crocodile is meant to
wear with time.

KAWS

Crocodile with suede lining and acrylic, 23 1/8 x 12 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches
Courtesy of the artist, Nancy Gonzalez, and Galerie Perrotin, Paris
Estimated retail value: Priceless
www.perrotin.com

In this work, I tried to combine my
passion for tattooing and my interest in
contemporary art. Generally, my work is
influenced by ancient traditions of
corporate art, Mexican graphic art and
popular entertainment.

DR. LAKRA

Crocodile with suede lining and ink, 23 1/8 x 12 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches
Courtesy of the artist, Nancy Gonzalez, and Kurimanzutto, Mexico City
Estimated retail value: Priceless
www.kurimanzutto.com

It is an honor to have been invited to
help support the valuable work of the amfAR
Foundation for AIDS Research and excellence
of the Dallas Museum of Art. Collaborating
with Nancy Gonzalez on the tote bag
was a real pleasure and a great opportunity
to create a “wearable” sculpture.

JOSEPHINE MECKSEPER

Crocodile with suede lining, fur tails and metal fixture, acrylic, fabric,
and paper on canvas with metal chain; 23 1/8 x 12 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches
Courtesy of the artist, Nancy Gonzalez, and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Estimated retail value: Priceless
www.andrearosengallery.com

As this year’s honoree, I am humbled
to be able to contribute to the handbag
project with Nancy Gonzalez, which will
benefit TWO x TWO. I’ve long admired the
work the company does. The handbags are
artworks in and of themselves. I’m thrilled to
be asked to collaborate in making a special
new work for this cause.

RICHARD PHILLIPS

Crocodile with suede lining and vinyl decal, 23 1/8 x 12 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Nancy Gonzalez
Estimated retail value: Priceless
www.gagosian.com, www.whitecube.com

It was exciting to design the bag. It
is double sided, an evening mood with the
crocodile motif and a summery day situation
on the other side. I love the crocodile motif
at the base, it is Santi’s logo. I would suggest
a white attire or one with blue highlights
to go with the bag. Sapphires and diamond
jewelry with high platforms will look good...

RAQIB SHAW

Crocodile with suede lining, enamel, glitter, and rhinestones; 23 1/8 x 12 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches
Courtesy of the artist, Nancy Gonzalez, and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris and Salzburg
Estimated retail value: Priceless
www.ropac.net, www.whitecube.com

The floral pattern that adorns
Mickalene Thomas’s enamel painted
Nancy Gonzalez bag will be recognizable
to those who have viewed her textural
and lush portraits. The design is based
on the couch upholstery from Thomas’s
grandmother’s home, and this nostalgic
motif is frequently used in the background
of her paintings.

MICKALENE THOMAS

Crocodile with suede lining, enamel, glitter, and rhinestones; 23 1/8 x 12 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches
Courtesy of the artist, Nancy Gonzalez, and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris and Salzburg
Estimated retail value: Priceless
www.mickalenethomas.com

Sound sounds differently
at different times.

LAWRENCE WEINER

Crocodile with suede lining, 23 1/8 x 12 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches
Courtesy of the artist, Nancy Gonzalez, and Amy and John Phelan
Estimated retail value: Priceless
www.mariangoodman.com