El Keni paints traveler mural in San Telmo

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.

El Keni’s mural in San Telmo called ‘La siesta del viajero’ (photo © BA Street Art)

The title of the mural is ‘La siesta del viajero’ and depicts a traveller taking an afternoon nap or (‘siesta’ in Spanish).

El Keni (photo © BA Street Art)

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.

Asleep (photo © BA Street Art)

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.

New look (photo © BA Street Art)

The mural is located on the corner of Perú and Juan de Garay in San Telmo.

All photos © Buenos Aires Street Art

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