Houston, Texas: Giant Art Guys

Two big guys, rendered in fiberglass, whose business suits and ties are occasionally repainted in different colors.

Mainland Investment Auto Sales

Address:
7525 Airline Drive, Houston, TX
Directions:
Mainland Investment Auto Sales. North side of the city, on the southeast corner of Airline Drive and Roselane St. Gated after business hours, but still visible from the street.
Hours:
M-Sa 10-6; gated after hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
713-863-1605
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Giant Art Guys

They are gone from this address.

[Jennifer Booker, 06/30/2021]

The Art Guys' old neighborhood became gentrified and kicked them out in 2019. They moved to a new address along with their old auto dealership, and now stand back-to-back, vigilant against any further upscale encroachment.

The Art Guys.

Giant Art Guys

"Join the family!" The Giant Art Guys have been updated and repainted since your last posting in 2015 -- twice! The latest iteration now depicts Giant Jack (pictured on left) as clean shaven. The owners of the used car lot still do not know the origin, but the Houston art community still does.

[The Art Guys, 01/07/2019]

The Art Guys.

The Giant Art Guys

The Giant Art Guys get a facelift.

[The Art Guys, 02/04/2015]

According to a link sent by The Art Guys, their statues are being patched and repainted by a new property owner "without knowing the origin of the piece or who it represents." The Art Guys are apparently okay with that.

Art Guys.

Those Introspective Art Guys

The report dated April 2009 is incorrect. The Introspective Guys are still on N. Shepherd and have not been missing.

[Melanie, 06/13/2009]

The Art Guys.

Those Introspective Art Guys

The Giant Art Guys are giant 14 foot tall portraits of Jack (on the left) and Mike, known in Houston and points beyond as The Art Guys. Stop by and wave to The Art Guys! But don't shoot at them. That's illegal. And it hurts The Art Guys' feelings...

[The Art Guys, 04/30/2000]

June 2009 - The Art Guys tend to move around Houston and get their suits repainted. They were last spotted outside of a car lot in the northwestern part of the city....


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