Argentine tango legends in Buenos Aires by Pelado

Alfredo Segatori has started painting a new portrait of Argentina’s most famous tango singer Carlos Gardel in Palermo. It’s one of a series of famous tango musicians that the muralist more affectionately known as ‘Pelado’ has painted around Buenos Aires.

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Gardel mural by Pelado (work in progress) in Palermo (photo © BA Street Art)

Gardel was a big fan of horse racing and frequently went to the Hipodromo in Buenos Aires and the new portrait of the ‘Songthrush’ (El Zorzal) forms part of a larger mural that Pelado is painting near to the racetrack in Palermo at Avenida del Libertador & Avenida Dorrego.

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Homage to bandoneon maestro Astor Piazzolla on the corner of 9 de Julio and Av de Mayo (photo © BA Street Art)

Pelado also painted a newspaper kiosk on the historic street corner last year. More photos

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Julio Sosa (photo © BA Street Art)

Tribute to Julio Sosa painted by Pelado in 2007 in Chacarita (photo from the book Textura Dos Buenos Aires Street Art)

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