Greenpeace Arctic mural in Buenos Aires

Alfredo Segatori and a group of more than 100 volunteers completed a huge new mural in Palermo on Monday night highlighting the environmental damage in the Arctic caused by petrol companies drilling for oil.

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The mural measuring 30 x 6 metres includes a giant polar bear and an Arctic landscape contaminated by a Shell oil drilling platform. It took the Argentine street artist nicknamed ‘Pelado’ three days to finish with members of  the general public helping paint the artwork.

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The project was organised by Greenpeace with murals also being painted in other cities in Argentina including Bahía Blanca, Mendoza, Córdoba, Rosario, Salta, Paraná and Mar del Plata to send a message to Shell that drilling for oil in Alaska will cause untold damage to wildlife and the environment in the Arctic region.

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Segatori painting details with aerosol spray on day two of the project

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Teamwork – Segatori, members of Greenpeace and some of the volunteers who painted the mural

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Participation – Volunteers helping to paint the giant mural

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Progress of mural on the final day

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Call of the wild

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Shell drilling platform and Alfredo Segatori painting details

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A volunteer helping paint icebergs and contamination

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Artist Alfredo Segatori

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View of the finished mural located on Avenida Juan B. Justo and Nicaragua in Palermo
All photos by Matt Fox-Tucker/BA Street Art

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