The Houston artist Scott Gilbert created the comic strip True Artist Tales for the Public News, and later the Houston Press, from 1988 to 2003. This fall a selection of his original drawings is on view at the Galveston Artist Residency, in an exhibit curated by the writer Robert Boyd.
In honor of the occasion, we are publishing Gilbert’s noir series about the alleged theft of a Julian Schnabel painting from Blaffer Gallery by the legendary curator Walter Hopps.
In Part Two, Gilbert’s alter ego, private detective Nick Duchamp, finds himself in the swamps of Houston. See if you can spot 90s Houston artists and Jackie Harris, Michael Tracy and The Art Guys; Menil curator Neil Printz; the grassroots, artist-run public art park Watermelon Flats; and an Art Car!
What does the inside of the “de Monee” Museum really look like?? Find out in Part 3 of Scott Gilbert’s True Artist Tales!!