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This and That: Yes, They’re Men

“This and That” is an occasional series of paired observations. -Ed.

Today: Two Men Walk Into An Artwork

This week The Yes Men are giving a talk at the University of Houston about their performance art/political satire/social activism. We’re looking forward to it. Poking around their website reminded us of the work of other pairs of artist dudes whose work makes a point, whether it be about marketing and consumerism, national identity, the crafting of the male image, the ugly underbelly of the art world, or just awesome, glittery, soft gay porn.

Fellas, take it away!

The Yes Men


The Art Guys, SUITS: The Clothes Make the Man, 1998


Gilbert & George, War Dance, 2008.


Bob and Bob, from the event/exhibition “Sex Is Stupid”, 1979, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art


Bob and Bob, West Bank Wildcats, 2016


Elmgreen & Dragset, The Well Fair, 2016


Pierre et Gilles, The Two Sailors, 1993



No matter how original, innovative or crazy your idea, someone else is also working on that idea. Furthermore, they are using notation very similar to yours. – Bruce J. MacLennan


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