Before Daniel Anguilu started redecorating Midtown, he tagged trains — and, apparently, he drives one, too, says a press release Metro released yesterday: The official housepainter of Houston Texans linebacker Connor Barwin works as a light-rail operator. (Interesting, isn’t it, that so many of his murals — including the ones pictured here, on the for-sale former Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority building at 2850 Fannin — can be found within walking distance of the Red Line?) Anguilu’s moonlighting work can be seen — you’ll have to go inside, though — at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art through February 17.
In related news, Metro says all stations will be closed this weekend for rail construction and maintenance.
- METRORail Operator Paints the Town [Ride Metro]
- HX8 [Station Museum]
- MetroRail stations will be closed this weekend [Houston Chronicle]
- Previously on Swamplot: How You Can Help Large-Scale Graffiti in Midtown Get Off the Ground, Among the Giant Bugs of Midtown, Up on the Roof, Thanksgiving in Midtown: A Bird Is Born
Photos: Candace Garcia
nice to see he’s not illegally defacing other peoples’ property anymore. Or is he?
I can’t say one way or another, but I can say that he gets lots of commissions.
i love seeing his stuff around town!