Britt-Darby Guerrila Action On YouTube: Art Guys Plant Piece “Sucks”

by Bill Davenport November 25, 2011

Houston Chronicle art Critic and “Art Guys Marry a Plant” dissenter Douglas Britt-Darby Darby-Britt Britt-Darby has a posted a new YouTube video. Filmed on Thanksgiving day, the video, titled “Dario Robleto Knew Nothing About This,” (changed from the original title this morning, “The Art Guys vs. Dario Robleto”) shows a breathless and muttering Britt-Darby  Darby-Britt Britt-Darby performing a ritual action at the site of “The Art Guys Marry A Plant” at the Menil Collection in Houston.

Britt-Darby Darby-Britt Britt-Darby has shaved his head, and scatters a Dario-Robleto-style alchemical mixture of hair clippings and “million year old blossoms” around the sapling, declaring, in mock-wedding style that “by the power vested in me (I am still currently employed as a Houston Chronicle art critic), I declare that this fucking piece sucks” then sucks on a candy ring-pop, flings it at the base of the tree, then places it on one of the tree’s branches.


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Devon Britt-Darby November 25, 2011 - 19:47

The last name is Britt-Darby, thank you very much, Mr. Davenport. Please show little respect for the wife of one of your collectors (I bought two of your painted bottles at the second fair), please?

Bill Davenport November 25, 2011 - 22:00

Noted, with apologies, Mr. Britt-Darby. But would you prefer Douglas or Devon?

Devon Britt-Darby November 26, 2011 - 00:58

Devon. I’d also prefer members of the media try treating my wife like the equal partner in this marriage. She’s no tree; she’s my wife, Reese Darby.

Devon Britt-Darby November 27, 2011 - 06:03

What’s the ETA on fixing that headline, Bill?

Kelly Klaasmeyer November 27, 2011 - 11:11


Devon Britt-Darby November 27, 2011 - 13:06

Thanks, Kelly. I should have gone to you in the first place. Heh.

Kelly Klaasmeyer November 28, 2011 - 07:02

Yeah, since I apparently uncorrected all of Bill’s corrections! Sorry! Note to self: do not try to “fix” things on site when surrounded by small children and house guests…


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