Blu has painted some stunning murals during his latest trip to Argentina mixing social, economic and political commentary with incredible artworks and confirming why to many he’s the best in the business. You can tell BA Street Art are huge fans of the Italian maestro bringing you exclusive photos of all of his fantastic new artworks. Here’s a round-up of the best Buenos Aires street art by Blu over the last couple of months.
The first mural by Blu in Buenos Aires painted in November 2011 shows thousands of figures with their eyes covered by a blindfold in the colours of the Argentine flag. In the background stands a dark character hovering over the crowd wearing a presidential sash. Blu says you can change the colour of the flag relative to the country you are in. More photos here
Blu ribbon event
Blu’s second politically charged mural shows six figures being roasted on a parrilla (grill) by the flames from a huge pile of burning Argentine 100 pesos notes. More photos here
The third mural by Blu in Buenos Aires is entitled ‘Rio de la Plata’ and depicts a river of money flowing out of an enormous city made up of offices and high-rise buildings before engulfing the rural environment and tiny houses below. More photos of the Rio de la Plata mural by Blu here.
Overflow of money: destroying small communities
The fourth and last huge artwork by Blu in Buenos Aires features a disintegrating planet with millions of jigsaw people being flung into orbit. More photos here
The Blu Planet
All photos © Buenos Aires Street Art.