Argentine street artist Martin Agazzi known as El Keni painted a new mural in San Telmo a few weeks ago. Photos by Buenos Aires Street Art.
The title of the mural is ‘La siesta del viajero’ and depicts a traveller taking an afternoon nap or (‘siesta’ in Spanish).
San Telmo is the oldest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires and is popular with travelers and backpackers with its large number of hostels and lower-budget hotels. The bohemian ‘barrio’ is also well-known for its Sunday street market along calle Defensa, antique shops, covered market and tango performances in Plaza Dorrego.
The artist was contacted by local residents to paint a new mural and brighten up the street. The wall was previously decorated with a mural by French artist Chloe Tiravy painted in 2012 that had deteriorated.
The mural is located on the corner of Perú and Juan de Garay in San Telmo.
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