Sergio Aguero became Manchester City’s record signing after completing his 38 million pounds move from Atletico Madrid yesterday. Nicknamed ‘Kun’ after a Japanese comic book character, the Argentine footballer, seems destined for sucess. Here’s some street art from La Boca made from newspaper depicting the former Independiente forward. The designs were made for the 2007 Nike commercial entitled Barrio Bonito.
Her beautiful designs light up a bar and theatre space, a tango studio, two hairdressers and a beauty parlour. Since returning from Spain at the end of 2009, Georgina Ciotti has dedicated herself to creating a series of fantastic murals in Buenos Aires. “I have always had a tendency for the fantasy,” says Georgina. “When I was working in Barcelona, my designs were more about women and the female form, and works relating to topics such as desire or suffering and these types of things. Now I’m trying to create a bit more of the fantasy.” Continue reading →
New design by Cabaio Stencil in Colegiales painted a couple of days ago. Cabaio told us the design isn’t of anyone in particular but he’s joined up parts of distinctive faces including this moustache to form one portrait.
Argentine plastic artist Diego Perrotta has been working on his latest project called El Matasiete y los Guardiánes, a mural on the Imaginación building at Tecnopólis. Diego’s interpretation of El Matasiete hovers above four guardians each wearing a badge representing the four elements Air, Earth, Fire and Water.
Chilean street artist Tow Tomas was painting a new mural in Palermo last night. Tow told me the design on the corner of Fray Justo Santa María de Oro and Guatemala was an amphibious creature. Perhaps it’s a Towd (toad)!
It’s winter in Buenos Aires and with the cold weather there’s no shortage of flu and common colds doing the rounds. A state of health emergency was declared in Greater Buenos Aires this time two years ago; and from April to July 24, 2009, there were more than 200 recorded deaths in Argentina due to the virus known as ‘gripe A’ or HIN1. The pandemic also led to a wave of graffiti depicting ‘la gripe porcina’ and the H1N1 virus, and pigs are still popping up around BA.