The Art Guys
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The Art Guys have worked together since 1983 after meeting while students at the University of Houston. For the exploration of their ideas, they employ a wide variety of media including sculpture, drawing, performances, installations and video.
Described in the New York Times as "a cross between Dada, David Letterman, John Cage and the Smothers Brothers", The Art Guys present a blend of performance, conceptual and visual art that explores the absurdities of contemporary life.
The Art Guys became "not artists" on April 1, 2016 at 12:05 am after 33 years of collaboration. Hallelujah! the blind can see again; the water’s fine.
- "Cloud Cuckoo Land: Selections from 25 years of Drawings, Proposals, Failed Schemes and Pipe Dreams," Galveston Arts Center, 2007-2008
- "The Art Guys: Seeing Double," Tampa Museum of Art, 2007
- "America's Greatest Artists," Galerie Stefan Andersson, 2004
- "SUITS: The Clothes Make the Man," Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2001
- "The Art Guys Again and Again," the Tacoma Art Museum, 1999
- "Visualize The Art Guys," Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, 1996
- "The Art Guys: Think Twice," Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 1995
- "Flux Attitudes,"The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1992
- "Project Diomede," P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, 1989
- The Art Guys: Cloud Cuckoo Land (Selections from 25 Years of Drawings, Proposals, Failed Schemes and Pipe Dreams). Galveston, Texas, Galveston Arts Center, 2007.
- Creative Time: The Book. New York, New York, 2006.
- Houston Contemporary Art. Shanghai, Shanghai Art Museum, 2006.
- Suits: The Clothes Make the Man. New York, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2000.
- Guinness World Records 2000 Millennium Edition, Britain: Guinness World Records, Ltd., 2000.
- The Art Guys Think Twice. New York, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1995.
- Autoportraits Contemporains: Here’s Looking At Me. Lyons, France: Espace Lyonnaise d’art Contemporain, 1993.
- FluxAttitudes. New York, New York: The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1991.