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Updated on December 15, 2012

Situation Sculpture #1

The Art Guys announce plans for 2013:
a year long celebration of events, situations, circumstances and disturbances
in celebration of 30 years of collaboration by The Art Guys

30 years of collaboration, commitment, confustion

The Art Guys in conversation with Lawrence Weschler
The Believer Magazine, October, 2012
The Art Guys converse with Lawrence Weschler about issues associated with selling one’s own good name:
The possible de-authentication of self
The need to come up with a new name
Smoke, ashes, and what remains

The Art Guys display “A Dish of Colored Fruit” for all to see

Houston Fine Art Fair (HFAF)

Reliant Center, One Reliant Park, Houston, TX 77054
“A Dish of Colored Fruit”, a site-specific mixed media installation at by The Art Guys, is sponsored by McClain Gallery
Please stop by the McClain Gallery booth (Booth 307) at the Houston Fine Art Fair

The Art Guys "Dish It Out" at James Surls' Second Annual Studio Exhibition, Jul 28, 2012

A Golden Time of Day
Jul 14, 2012 - Aug 18, 2012
Featuring works by: Louise Bourgeois, Donald Baechler, Jonathan Seliger, Jorge Pardo, Karin Broker, Jason Martin, Lorna Simpson, Cleve Gray, Luis Jimenez, Andy Yoder, The Art Guys, Katsumi Hayakawa, Milton Greene, Rachel Whiteread, Jenny Holzer, Sylvie Fleury, Ford Beckman and Ed Ruscha

The Believer magazine, July/August 2012
The Art Guys: “Future Music (In Three Movements): Second Movement”

“Future Music” is an interactive sound/time/mail project
and is only available through the postcard insert in the current July/August issue
of the Believer magazine available everywhere or online at The McSweeney’s Store.
(The Believer magazine is available at Brazos Bookstore in Houston.)

"Future Music" was composed in 1995. The score is a simple written text of instructions in three parts or movements.
It was originally structured to be performed in a traditional theater situation, although parts 2 and 3 take place outside of that format.
This version of "Future Music" that appears in the Believer magazine is the fourth time this piece has been performed.
It was last presented during "Nothing To It" on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at the Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre of the University of Houston
as presented by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts.  "Future Music" 2008 version

Please pick up your copy of the Believer and listen.
Coming soon in the October issue of the Believer: Lawrence Weschler's conversation with The Art Guys about "Forever Yours"

The Nasher Sculpture Center
The Art Guys: Enlightened Reflections In Broad Daylight
Saturday, July 14, 2012, 1:00 pm
The Nasher Sculpture Center brings art world speakers for conversations or lectures about sculptural themes.
Learn about the ever-expanding definition of sculpture and the thought-process behind some of today’s most innovative
contemporary artwork, architecture and design.
Free with paid admission. Free for members.
Complimentary Wine Reception with reservation. Seating is limited.
Please email for reservations

Don Ed Hardy: Death or Glory
The Art Guys Museum of Whatever We Please
Opening Reception: Friday, June 8, 2012, 7-9pm (after June 8 by appointment only)

please click on the image for a high resolution version of each image

For a complete list of works in the show, CLICK HERE

Exhibiton installation


Internationally recognized tattoo artist Don Ed Hardy returns to The Art Guys Museum for the first time since 1997 with an exhibition of new and never-before-seen drawings and paintings.
Don Ed Hardy: Death or Glory is presented in conjunction with Don Ed Hardy: 2000 Dragons at DiverseWorks Art Space, June 9 – July 7, 2012, opening reception Saturday, June 9, 3 – 6 pm.
DiverseWorks ArtSpace, 1117 East Freeway, Houston, TX 77002, 713-223-8346
All things Hardy - Hardy Marks Publications
Hardy explains himself - Rena Bransten Gallery Part 1, Rena Bransten Gallery Part 2
Ed Hardy's Tattoo City

Articles, reviews
Ed Hardy, more than the man behind those damn T-shirts: From the tattoo gun to art houses - Tyler Rudick, CultureMap

The State of Texas v. Gary Sweeney v. The Art Guys
Unit B Gallery
500 Stieren Street (at Cedar) , San Antonio, Texas
March 23 - May 5, 2012
Opening reception: Friday, March 23, 6:30-10pm
Closing reception: Saturday Matinee, May 5, 3-5pm

“The State of Texas v. Gary Sweeney v. The Art Guys” highlights the sensational trial of the century that has rocked the Texas art world this past year. Artist Gary Sweeney is accused of hiring The Art Guys to murder his wife Janet. In a bizarre and tragic twist, The Art Guys murder the Sweeney's neighbor in a case of mistaken identity. The entire trial is illustrated by Ft. Worth artist Gary Myrick, a nationally recognized courtroom artist.

The Art Guys are nothing if not here
On Saturday, March 10, 2012 at notsuoH, 314 Main Street, Houston, Texas,
The Art Guys were not present, did not perform, and did nothing
for the Lone Star Performance Explosion.

The Art Guys: Houston's Dadas, produced by Zenfilm for Houston's Voice

The Art Guys show a Funny Space
at The Menil Collection Bookstore
1520 Sul Ross Street, Houston, Texas
February 4-March 16, 2012
The Art Guys' Funny Space is organized and sponsored by Snack Projects

The Art Guys exhibit in JOHN CAGE 33 1/3 - PERFORMED BY AUDIENCE A Celebration of the Centenary of the Composer's Birth
an interactive installation guest curated by Jade Dellinger.
Tampa Museum of Art, January 28 - May 6, 2012

The Art Guys exhibit in Things Not Seen Before: A Tribute to John Cage curated by Jade Dellinger
Tempus Projects, Saturday, January 14 - Sunday, February 5, 2012
OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, January 14, 2012, 7pm-10pm

icetsuoH fails to open with its first non-exhibition featuring nothing at all by Seth Mittag!
No Show opened on Tuesday, November 15, 7-11 p.m.
Exhibition continues indefinitely
For less information, click on one of the images

The Art Guys in the news 2012

January, 2012

The Art Guys-Devon Britt-Darby Saga Continues by Robert Boyd, The Great God Pan Is Dead
DEBRIS: This Month in Art-Killing Nonsense by Sean Morrisey Carroll, Free Press Houston
Can I have some art with my sliders? by Robert Boyd, The Great God Pan Is Dead
Art across campus: "Statue of Four Lies" by Alicia Wilson, The Daily Cougar

February, 2012

East End to Get Artsy Bus Shelters and Rubbish Bins by Steve Jansen, Houston Press
East End to Receive Artistic Street Works for Pedestrians, by
CAM 2012 preview: 'The State of Texas v. Gary Sweeney v. The Art Guys' by Penelope Boyer of the San Antonio Current

March, 2012

The Tree of Strife by Mimi Swartz, Texas Monthly

April, 2012

The case of the sketchy artwork by Steve Bennett, San Antonio Express News
Contemporary Art Month San Antonio awards two "Cammies" to The State of Texas v. Gary Sweeney v. The Art Guys
Eating eggs, dining at Denny's and marrying plants: The Art Guys question their place in the world, CultureMap

July, 2012

The Art Guys do Dallas: H-Town mavericks mess with Nasher Center, Cowboys cheerleaders by Tyler Rudick, CultureMap

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