When the girls were here visiting us in Buenos Aires in October we went on the Buenos Aires Street Art Tour which was one of the top recommended activities on TripAdvisor and I thought I would be something that my artist kids would really enjoy. Matt gave us a three hour guided tour and his knowledge and passion for the subject were amazing.
Imagine my surprise when John and I moved to our new neighbourhood in Cordoba to find that we have great street art in our neighbourhood as well. We didn't have that in Barrio General Paz or Nuevo Cordoba, or if it was there it certainly wasn't as noticeable as it is here. We have a great mural right across the street from our apartment and lots of great art in the surrounding blocks.
If you are in Buenos Aires, I highly recommend Matt's tour, but if you would rather do it yourself you can use an online street art map or go to El Mercado de Las Pulgas at the corner of Dorrego y Av. Alvarez Thomas. The entire outside of the building is covered with great art and the inside is full of cool antique shops.
This piece is a self portrait by the artist who organized the Street Art Festival. He certainly gave himself a prominent piece of landscape and painted himself as General San Martin, an Argentinian hero, with a spray paint can.
During the Street Art festival an electrical building donated their wall space to be used and painted the outside of the building black to make it more artist friendly. Here are a few of the many pieces from the electrical building:
Amazing stencil work
Cool piece by Blu who also did this video outside the electrical plant.