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Suits: The Clothes Make the Man

Art Guys with Todd Oldham

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ISBN 10: 0810941988 / ISBN 13: 9780810941984
Published by New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2000
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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HB book in NF condition. Signed in black marker by The Art Guys, Jack Massing and Michael Galbreth, on title page, Marfa, Texas, 2004; black marker embellishments also to photo opposite title page. Colorful boards are clean and sturdy. Upper back corner very slightly bumped, and there is a small raised bump .5" from the corner. Binding is tight and as new. Interior pages bright, undamaged and unmarked. DJ in NF condition with only very slight bumps to corners and slight rolling along the top DJ edge. Interior side of DJ only is very lightly foxed along upper edge. DJ wrapped in protective mylar. Listing includes two Art Guy postcards, one entitled "Height Like Mike," and the other "The Art Guys Reality TV." Very nice collectible copy. Bookseller Inventory # 00700AG-kk

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Title: Suits: The Clothes Make the Man

Publisher: New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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"[The] impudent Pimpernels of post-conceptual performance art." -Dave Hickey The Art Guys have done it again! In a project exploring the connection between fashion, art, and commerce that only these irrepressible mavericks could have conceived, 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.

As readers discovered in The Art Guys' first Abrams book, Think Twice-the catalogue of their 1995 exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston-their unique brand of subversive humor is a springboard for insightful observations about society and behavior. In Suits, the duo have found a fresh, fun, outlandish way to make us think about our material culture as we never have before.

The ART GUYS are JACK MASSING and MICHAEL GALBRETH, artists who teamed up while students at the University of Houston in 1983. Their work has been shown all over the country in museums, galleries, and other spaces. The Art Guys live and work in Houston.

TODD OLDHAM is a well-known contemporary fashion designer.

DAVE HICKEY is associate professor of art criticism and theory at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

SHAILA DEWAN is a former art critic for the Houston Press. She has recently joined the staff of The New York Times.

168 photographs, 140 in full color, 83/8 x 107/8"

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