Devon Britt-Darby Unmarries a Woman to Conclude Art Gay Protest Piece, Party Monday

by Bill Davenport May 4, 2012

Devon Britt Darby, neé Douglas Britt, former Houston Chronicle arts writer, and Reese Darby, his former wife are celebrating their divorce at Leon’s Lounge on Monday May 7 5:30-7:30 pm. The divorce and ensuing celebration are a wrap party for Darby’s long-running art in real life piece “Art Gay Marries a Woman,”  in which the critic turned provocateur in  protest of the Menil Collection’s acquisition of the Art Guys controversial “Art Guys Marry a Plant” in 20011. The happy soon-to-be ex-couple will feed each other the first slice of divorce cake at 6:30 p.m., then share the rest while supplies last. Darby has an articulate, rational explication of the piece on his blog, but leaves out the manic drama that surrounded the events as they occurred.

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Devon Britt-Darby May 4, 2012 - 09:46

Thanks, Bill. To clarify: The manic drama is pretty well documented on my blog (especially the November and December entries), which after all generated much of it. The “articulate, rational explanation of the piece” is the essay I wrote just before the manic drama occurred, which is why it leaves it out.

Hope to see you all there!


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