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Buenos Aires Street Art Review

Street art is an indivisible part of the Buenos Aires art scene. Throughout the city you can see detailed graffiti and giant murals covering the walls and the sides of the buildings, by some of the most exciting street artists in the world.

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Animalito Land and Cof (below) and graffiti letters by Negroe and Dios (above)
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Stencils by Cartooneros
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Stencil of Diego Maradona
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Details of mural showing cartoon characters by Animalito Land, Nalter and Grito

While visiting Buenos Aires these past few weeks, we had the good fortune of connecting with Matt from ‘Buenos Aires Street Art’ and enjoying one of his wonderful street-art walks around the city’s neighborhoods; Villa Urquiza, Coghlan, Colegiales and Palermo.

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Oz and Ice – part of a giant mural painted at Meeting of Styles 2011
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Skull by Plast
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Mural by Peruvian artist Entes
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Character by Argentine artist Tekaz

Matt and his co-workers are experts on Buenos Aires street art and they work closely with the city’s artists. While leading us through the city and showing us some truly amazing works, Matt shared with us his knowledge about the historical, political and social background to the area and the stories behind the artists and their artworks.

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Icaro and Adrian Scian
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Milu Correch
El Marian street art
El Marian
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Samurai fighting scene by Ice
Archers by Ice street art
Archers by Ice

We visited one of the biggest murals in the city that was completed a few months ago by Argentine street artist, Martin Ron. This amazing project was organized by BA Street Art.

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Giant hyper-realistic mural by Martin Ron called ‘Tale of the Parrots’
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Detail showing ‘El Chaqueno’ who operated the crane during the 16-day mural project
Street art by Argentine street artist, Martin Ron.
Huge sculpture of a boy wearing a skateboard helmet listening to parrots through a speakerphone

Our guide also introduced us to a huge mural by world famous Italian street artist Blu, who made his stop motion movie ‘Muto’ in Buenos Aires.

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The Big Blu – mural painted in 2007
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Details inside the character show the inner workings of a factory or office
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Huge portrait of his father-in-law by Cuban-born artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada

We came across many other works by different artists, both locals and foreigners including: Entes, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, Jim Vision, Jaz, Oz, Ice, Cof, Animalito Land, Bater, El Marian, Milu Correch, Cray Fish, Nase, Emy Mariani, Parbo, the B2 crew and also Australian Fintan Magee who was in the city painting a new mural.

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Fintan Magee painting his new artwork in Palermo using both paint brushes and aerosol
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Completed mural on the façade of the abandoned house called ‘Homeward Bound’
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The character in the mural is actually a portrait of Matt from BA Street Art and the theme relates to the worldwide housing crisis.

We finished the tour at NYC bar in Palermo Hollywood, having drinks and hanging out together. We got to meet really great people from so many different places.

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Graffiti by Crayfish
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More graffiti in Colegiales

So far this tour was one of the highlights of our Bs As trip. What we expected to be a long stroll past a few pieces of street art became instead an inspiring and enlightening 2.5 hour walk across the heart of Buenos Aires and many of its hidden gems.

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Mojo and Borneo
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Vegan street art
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Skeletor character by Parbo
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Character sipping yerba mate or Argentine tea

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