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 affectionated known as ‘Pelado’ has painted around Buenos Aires.
Carlos Gardel mural by Pelado (work in progress) in Palermo at Avenida Libertador and Avenida Dorrego
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.
Homage to bandoneon maestro Astor Piazzolla on the corner of 9 de Julio and Avenida de Mayo
Pelado also painted a newspaper kiosk on the historic street corner last year. More photos
Tribute to Julio Sosa painted by Pelado in 2007 in Chacarita (photo from the book Textura Dos Buenos Aires Street Art)