AUSTIN MURAL to receive a FACELIFT and a BRASS PLAQUE! Restoration work on Daniel Johnston's MURAL in Austin Texas (at 21st and Guadalupe) has received repeated set-backs from various vandals. Restoration should be completed this month, and the mural will be COATED with a protective coating to deter future vandalism.
In addition, a BRASS PLAQUE will mark the wall, hopefully identifying it as an important piece of art, and a landmark in Austin.
Woman arrested for defacing iconic mural Possibly related to other vandalism cases AUSTIN (KXAN) - A woman was arrested Christmas Eve after police said she vandalized a popular mural near the University of Texas campus. Austin Police witnessed 32-year-old Rebecca Guest spray painting several profanities on the popular "Hi, How Are You?" alien frog mural at the corner of 21st and Guadalupe, according to an arrest affidavit. According to the arrest report, Guest told police she believed the mural was offensive and meant to insult her personally. She claimed she was covering it with bad words to force the owner to completely remove it. The report added that Guest believed other murals around Austin were offensive to her. Guest also said she had spent the last year and several hundred dollars defacing them. The mural was painted 20 years ago and has been vandalized in the past. The building's manager told police it would likely cost $500 to $1000 to clean the mural VIDEO at http://www.kxan.com/news/popular-mural-vandalized-again23