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"Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them." - Alfred North Whitehead

12 Events is a series public events executed by The Art Guys at various locations throughout Houston over the course of the year 2013.  
12 Events
consists of 12 separate and distinct events, one for each month.  
12 Events consists of selections from unrealized works by The Art Guys of varying length and complexity.  
12 Events is a series of unspectacular spectacles: elaborately unordinary life gestures.  
12 Events continues The Art Guys interest in a "direct-to-the-public" and accessible approach to experiencing art outside the established institutional framework.
12 Events
is designed to engage the widest possible audience by utilizing various media. The Art Guys engage the media because the media engages the public.
12 Events is free and open to the public.
12 Events is presented in celebration of thirty years of The Art Guys' collaboration.


 
December

The Art Guys Agree On Painting, Again, This Time From Thirty Feet Up

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013
Time: 3:00 p.m. sharp (studio open at 2:00, reception immediately following until 5:00)
Location: The Art Guys World Headquarters, 5757 Knox Street, Houston, Texas

Description: The Art Guys Agree On Painting, Again, This Time From Thirty Feet Up was an anti-elaborate psuedo-recreation of the very first Art Guys piece wherein Jack and Mike stuck their hands in buckets of paint, shook hands over a piece of paper, and declared themselves "The Art Guys." In The Art Guys Agree On Painting, Again, This Time From Thirty Feet Up, The Art Guys dipped their hands in buckets of paint and shook hands while 30 feet above the ground.   A painting was created by this event.

 



movie by Ralph Elliot (13MB)

 

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What’s in a Handshake? The Art Guys Agree On Painting, Again - Joshua Fischer, Glasstire
The Art Guys Agree On Painting, Again, This Time From Thirty Feet Up - Troy Schulze, KUHF 91.7 FM
The Art Guys to Hold 30-Year Recommitment Ceremony (to Each Other) - Glasstire
 
 

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