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"SUITS: The Clothes Make the Man"
"...an all-out, super-public, totally social, transcontinental art event." - Dave Hickey
The Art Guys leased advertising space on specially tailored business suits designed for them by Todd Oldham. Then beginning in July of 1998, they wore these SUITS for a year throughout the United States, advertsing for their "clients.". There were 62 embroidered logos from 56 different companies on each SUIT. The SUITS are now in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
[left] SUITS movie poster by Chris Lockwood, first printed in the Tampa Tribune in 1999 as part of the project "Art in the News" curated by Jade Dellinger
|Agency: Art and Advertising
curated by Kevin Concannon, John Noga
installation at McDonough Museum of Art
SUITS courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Agency: Art and Advertising
|SUITS: The Clothes Make The Man
Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers
The Art Guys explore the connection between fashion, art, and commerce in this landmark conceptual piece. The two Houston-based artists spent a year crisscrossing the country wearing suits by designer Todd Oldham on which they had sold advertising space to 56 American companies. Suits captures-through photographs, essays, and an interview with The Art Guys-the story of their often hilarious experiences in their guise as human billboards. Includes essays by Dave Hickey, Shaila Dewan and a discussion between The Art Guys and Todd Oldham.
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Double Dog Studios
Eugene Binder Art
Gary Fischer Bicycles
The Hall Group
Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Looking At Art
Marks Family Dealerships
The Mils Corporation
Philip Morris, Inc.
R. Chaney & Co.
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Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Scott Sommers, P.C. Attorneys at Law
Stan & Lou
Suds Auto Detail
Texas Art Supply
Texas Junk Company
That's Painting Productions
Track 16/Smart Art Press
Willis, Bricker & Cannady Architects
selected essays, articles, press
"Absolutly for Sale" by Shaila Dewan, Houston Press, 1997
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