Austin, Texas: Mural: "Hi, How Are You"

1992 frog-like wall painting by musician Daniel Johnston. Saved from demolition in 2004, then restored and declared a Cultural Landmark in 2014. Johnston was diagnosed at various points with schizophrenia and manic depression, and died in 2019.

Address:
W. 21st St., Austin, TX
Directions:
North of downtown, on the north side of W. 21st St. just west of its intersection with Guadalupe St.
Admission:
Free
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Mural: "Hi, How Are You?"

The "Hi, how are you?" wall.

[H Craig, 11/24/2016]

The artwork was painted in 1992 by musician Daniel Johnston (an earlier version appeared on his 1983 album cover) at the invitation of an indie record store, which then went out of business. The Mexican restaurant that moved in planned to tear down the wall in 2004, but Austin rallied to its defense. The mural was given a "cultural landmark" plaque in 2014.


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