Pelado has been painting the largest mural in Buenos Aires and what is thought to be the biggest created by a single artist in Argentina. The giant artwork measuring 1,300 m2 in Barracas by the banks of the Riachuelo river is called ‘The Return of Quinquela’ (‘El Regreso de Quinquela’) and features a portrait of the Argentine painter Benito Quinquela Martin as its centrepiece.
Artists were painting new murals in the grounds of Hospital Borda in Barracas yesterday just a few metres away from the scene where violent clashes took place between the Metropolitan Police and protesters on Friday. Continue reading →
Pelado completed a new mural on the front of an orthodontist surgery in Recoleta this week. If features a cool self portrait of the artist himself as a dentist pulling a tooth from a patient’s mouth with pliers. Ouch! Continue reading →
Pelado completed his spectacular mural named “Por una Cabeza” near the Hippodrome in Palermo last night. The design features a portrait of Carlos Gardel with his band next to jockey Irineo Leguizamo riding his racehorse ‘Lunático’.
Street artists finished some stunning artworks on the final day of Meeting of Styles 2012 in Barracas, Buenos Aires, on Monday. Among the most spectacular interventions were a number of artworks featuring animals and the natural world. Photos for Buenos Aires Street Art by Federica Alice. Continue reading →
More than 30 street artists have been painting new designs inside the nightclub Boutique in San Telmo. The project called ‘Wild Style’ started on Tuesday with artists working over two days and painting the walls on the third floor of the historic building designed by Gustave Eiffel.
Pelado was working on his latest mural near the Hippodrome on Sunday that features a portrait of Carlos Gardel and jockey Irineo Leguizamo and one of his racehorses named ‘Lunático’. The Argentine tango legend was a big horse racing fan and would spend many afternoons at the racetrack in Buenos Aires. Alfredo Segatori’s mural also features a series of eyes and a mouth that relate to the spectators and frenzy of race-goers who lay bets at the track.
Street artists will be painting the interior of a famous building in Buenos Aires designed by Gustave Eiffel, the architect of the world famous Eiffel Tower in Paris. The former factory that is now Boutique nightclub was built between 1906 and 1916 with the ironwork and columns designed by Eiffel brought over from France and assembled in Buenos Aires.