The Art Guys Marry a Plant

In 2009, The Art Guys married a live oak sapling in a performance as part of the exhibition No Zoning: Artists Engage Houston, mounted by the Contemporary Art Museum Houston.


In 2011, the work was acquired by The Menil Collection, where it was planted near the Rothko Chapel in a ceremony. In 2013, The Menil Collection officially deaccessioned the work. The tree and its bronze title plaque were removed from the grounds of the Menil Collection by The Art Guys.


Today, the live oak tree is alive and well in an undisclosed location.





Installation at the Menil Collection, ca. 2011


The live oak from "The Art Guys Marry a Plant" in its new location, 2018