Giant wall of colour painted by Poeta, Roma and Sam on the facade of an old building in the Provincia of Buenos Aires.
Guns, prostitution, rape, drugs, child abuse and domestic violence. These are the everyday horrors going on inside an Argentine slum. Colombian Valeria Aboleda who lives in the ‘villa’ with her partner Carlos told Buenos Aires Street Art how she hopes street art can change the lives of the people living there.
Grolou was one of more than 30 artists taking part in the sixth Street Arte BA event in the barrio of Once over the weekend. Grolou and Blu Shei Wei were given charge of painting an enormous section of the facade of an old oxygen factory in a run down part of the neighbourhood. The French street artist told us about his latest designs including a giant yellow skull and a growling cat.
|The pyramid in front of the Casa Rosada|
Just a few weeks shy of the 201st anniversary of the historic date 25 de Mayo, the plasterwork of the monument was sprayed with the message: “194 pibas presente”, referring to the 194 young revellers who died in the Cromañón nightclub tragedy on 30 December 2004 after a pyrotechnic flare went off and set the roof of the building on fire.
|Mock 200 pesos note saying “Which bicentenary?”|
|Stencil featuring a cartonero dragging a sack of cardboard|
Polish street artist Yola has travelled to Buenos Aires to recreate a 19th century painting that forms the centrepiece of a spectacular collaboration with artists Jaz (Argentina), Other (Canada) and Corona (France).