Art Guys Colossi Under New Mangement- Upgrades in Progress!

by Bill Davenport January 30, 2015

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Gigantic foam sculptures of Houston art personalities The Art Guys have surprised drivers on North Shepherd’s strip of used car lots for a decade, as they slowly cracked, faded and were bizarrely once used for archery practice.

Yesterday, the new owners of the lot set about renovation, hiring laborers to repaint and patch the big guys, without knowing the origin of the piece or who it represents.

The guys’ original conservtive  suits have been updated and colorized: Jack’s been given a spiffy new red jacket and a dark handlebar moustache, like a 70’s lounge singer!




carolyn January 30, 2015 - 11:35

I thought these were maquettes for larger versions to be installed across from Sam Houston ( ).

Elizabeth McDonald January 30, 2015 - 16:00



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