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.

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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.

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