After years of working together, it became clear that the boundaries of Harvey Loves Harvey as an artistic collaboration were being stretched in many directions, and that the core friendship of the two artists was being sacrificed. To this end, Harvey Loves Harvey created a set of legal documents that define their role in each others’ lives, and place limitations on what constitutes the Harvey artistic life and what is ‘out of bounds’ for personal reasons. Some of these contracts are frivolous in nature, designed as a test of wills or to isolate annoying personal traits that have impeded the progress of Harvey work in the past. Others are more direct, stating clearly what constitutes a work by Harvey Loves Harvey, and what cannot be given that unique distinction.
Contracts were signed in the presence of Notary Margaret Rotzel, who stamped and signed each contract before they were framed for posterity.