Lately, I’ve noticed there’s a lot more street art in Buenos Aires than before. Or maybe I didn’t pay attention when I was a resident and now that I’m a tourist of sorts, I see the city through different eyes and notice things.
Some public buildings, like Mercado Dorrego, the antiques market located on the corner of Avenida Dorrego and Niceto Vega, are adorned with graffiti and murals. This was encouraged by the local council to promote and sponsor new artists.
An artistic ad painted on the side of a building above a mural by Carlos Páez Vilaró, a famous artist from Uruguay. This mural represents the city of Buenos Aires.
Another example of art in public spaces. This urban intervention, painted by Alicia Toscano, can be see under Puente Pacifico, the railroad bridge straddling Avenida Santa Fe in Palermo.
Some artists, like Grupo Muralista Arpillera, lend some beauty to otherwise ugly buildings. This private building is located on the 2200 block of Avenida Juan B. Justo. I say that’s a great way to promote your art and make the city prettier.