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.
This is a DRAFT of the plaque - the final wording will vary slightly...
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
SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED - April 20-26 - see
Santiago, Chile - April 21
Buenos Aires - April 23 & 24
Montevideo, Uruguay - April 25
Sao Paulo, Brazel - April 26
dates announced for May 16 - June 4
- see TOUR DATES
Copenhagen, Denmark - May 15
Malmo, Sweden - May 16
Gothenburg, Sweden - May 18
Stockholm, Sweden - May 19
Helsinki, Finland - May 21
Antwerp, Belgium - May 23
Barcelona, Spain - May 24
Nimes, France - May 25
Tel Aviv, Israel - May 28
Rome, Italy - May 29
Porto, Portugal - May 31
London, England - June 2
Reykjavik, Iceland - June 3
performing at SxSW Jung Kim's "Here" photo book release March 14.
Daniel in SOUTH AMERICA March 7-11 -
Buenos Aries March 8 SOLD OUT - ANOTHER SHOW added for Buenos Aries
- GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!! - seeTOUR
Daniel will make an intimate appearance in AUSTIN March 13 for the
release of Jung Kim's photographic journal of Daniel.
The hugely successful NANTES exhibit is now on EXHIBIT TOUR and will be
at the Collection de l'Art Brut (Lausanne, Switzerland) from March thru
June, and the Stadthaus (Ulm, Germany) July thru November.
See EXHIBIT DATES
Pigeons and Planes THE TEN BEST DANIEL JOHNSTON SONGS - see if you
"The Story of an Artist" - video of December trip to Miami by Daniel E
PHOENIX, AZ show canceled-Due
to unforeseen circumstances The DANIEL JOHNSTON show at Club
Congress was cancelled, We are working to reschedule a date as soon as
possible. Refunds are available at the point of purchase or you can hold
on or your ticket and it will be valid for the make up show that will be
Visual Arts Department, Western
University and the McIntosh Gallery present a Ph.D. thesis
exhibition featuring the work of Colin Campbell, Lisa
Steele, Jaret Belliveau, Barbara Astman, Peter Kingstone and
Suzy Lake. Curated by Matthew Ryan Smith July 19 - August 11, 2012 Opening reception: Thursday July 19 > 7:30 - 9:30PM
There is an EXHIBIT with Daniel Johnston art at
Kallinen Contemporary Friday March 30-31 at 511 Broadway in
Houston from 5 pm to 11pm. Daniel will make an appearance
and sing some songs sometime between 7pm and 9pm. See
Daniel new COMIC BOOK, Album, and iPad App premiered at The
Belmont in Austin, Texas March 13.
The iPad App as developed by Daniel's promotional agent, Weiden
& Kennedy, and is available on iTunes at no charge.
It cleverly and tastefully uses the ART from Daniel's comic book
in animated clips and in interactive game levels, effectively
giving the flavor of the comic book while featuring the music on
his upcoming EP.
The SPACE DUCKS SOUNDTRACK is to be released April 3rd.
It features five new songs by Daniel, and "Space Ducks" inspired
songs written and performed by other artists such as
Made possible by a Kickstarter campaign, Kickstarter
contributors will be getting their REWARDS this month.
SPACE DUCKS - An Infinite Comic Book Of Musical
Greatness Daniel Johnston's first ever PUBLISHED comic book to be
released at an event at SxSW March 13
The Belmont, Austin, TX, available in stores in
The EP "Space Ducks" will be released at the same time along
with some other surprises.... (stay tuned).
Daniel Johnston ART EXHIBIT at
Hutcheson Gallery on the David Lipscomb University campus, Nashville, Tennessee.
There is an informative lecture about Daniel Johnston in the gallery at
noon on Friday, Feb 10. Daniel will make an appearance at
the gallery mid-afternoon. One hundred large pieces are on
For more information, visit
www.Lipscomb.edu.news/Event/Detail/2695 Exhibit dates:
February 9-March 9
Daniel Johnston brief
performance at the Beauty Ballroom in Austin, Texas January 28th.
Now through Christmas, when you
purchase the (unsigned) Christmas Ornament or Refrigerator Magnet,
with an ADDITIONAL $25 in purchases, receive a SECOND magnet or
refrigerator magnet FREE. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
($25 of additional purchases does not include
the ornament or magnet or shipping charges)
The performance, which will also be
streaming live here for all fans, culminates a month-long Daniel
Johnston Art Show, “Space Ducks: An Infinite Comic Book of
Musical Greatness,”. The gallery show includes work from his
upcoming comic book, as well as selections of his most popular
Hope to see you here!
Daniel Johnston :
Story of an
exhibition of outsider art.
Thursday 11th August thru
Friday 7th October 2011
Incognito Gallery, Five Stevenson Square,
Northern Quarter, Manchester, M1 1DN
Houston, Texas -
Colton & Farb Gallery
- Daniel will make an appearance at the exhibit this Saturday, July 9, from 6 pm to 9 pm.
"Live From Nowhere Near You: Vol 2 has been released (3 CDs,
210 minutes) and includes a track by Daniel Johnston
Brian Beattie (of Glass Eye, producer of several of Daniel's
albums) is releasing an illustrated epic music audio drama "Ivy
and the Wicker Suitcase." It includes Katy McCarty as well as
Daniel Johnston and others performing as characters.
Daniel began his radio from Austin, Tx on Saturday
January 22nd , performing several songs live, listening
to BIRTHDAY WISHES from fans, and talking about the
"early days" of songwriting. We will RE-POST a link to
that show soon.
The STREAM will continue to play uninterrupted and will
be routinely updated with interviews, live performances,
guest-hosted-programs, and (the very best part) airing
of many never-before heard ARCHIVE CASSETTE TAPES.
There are literally HUNDREDS of songs, cassette tape
letters, and cassette tape "shows" that Daniel had made
over the years that have never been heard. He will
also air some of his new stuff..
LISTEN IN as often as you like! Please HELP spread the
news: POST THE RADIO LINK on your facebook, twitter, or
other personal blogs! (http://radio.hihowareyou.com)