Existence is misery, Buenos Aires Street Art

Fabulous street art from Argentina posted by my friend Paul. Don’t miss it

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Buenos Aires is a veritable smorgasbord of street art. There are hotspots to be found in Palermo, La Boca and San Telmo, but you can find street art, large and small, almost anywhere in the city. There is a vibrant mix of street artists, the majority of whom seem to be home grown with foreign artists added to the mix. The effect on the city is huge, with artworks frequently found covering whole buildings. Given the global nature of street art, and competition between cities, Buenos Aires must be in the street art premier league.

Buenos Aires Street Art, Argentina Buenos Aires Street Art, Argentina

Buenos Aires Street Art, Argentina Buenos Aires Street Art, Argentina

Lionel Messi, La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina Lionel Messi, La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires Street Art, Argentina Buenos Aires Street Art, Argentina

Buenos Aires Street Art, Argentina Buenos Aires Street Art, Argentina

Buenos Aires Street Art, Argentina Buenos Aires Street Art, Argentina

I’ve been fascinated with urban art of the more or less illicit type for years, ever since I moved to Hoxton in London, the former…

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58 thoughts on “Existence is misery, Buenos Aires Street Art

  1. I love street art, and I like that the government is OK with it as long as you have permission of the building owner. It is a great selling point for tourism. Hugs

      • I am doing very well thank you. Right now doing something I should have done before but couldn’t. Now that so many issues are in remission or been handled, I am having a bunch of mouth / teeth care. I just got done with two deep scale cleanings. They still are not sure if I can keep my teeth, but it looks much better. I have a lot of bone loss and periodontal problems. Most important with all that is happening I feel hope. I feel happy. I am not just existing till I pass on, I have a chance to enjoy life as a contributing adult. Thanks for asking. How is everything going for you. I know you took a heck of a shock last year. You doing better? Hugs

      • Well, that’s good news. Keep on taking good care of yourself. As for… the sorrow, only time can heal that. The trip was a good move towards that. One step at a time. Be good my friend.

  2. I would love to cruise the streets of downtown Johannesburg as there are some super examples I am told. However, Camera/Johannesburg city centre are a combination that will scream Mug Me!

      • Well, reading this doesn’t make me feel any better, but at least I am not the only one who gets nervous carrying a camera.

        Jo’burg used to be great fun to stroll around. But that was a long time ago, I’m afraid.
        I’m told it has improved somewhat but I am skeptical of such bright-eyed assurances, to be honest.

      • I may have told you cousins of mine live in S.A. One in Cape Town, the other in Jo’burg I think. Both were born in Africa. They will stay. But last I heard, most of their kids have gone to England. A shame

      • It is not east to uproot and move when one’s whole life is invested in a place.

        We have on occasion contemplated moving but for a change of environment and pace rather than any other major reason.
        We have family in the UK and Portugal and dear friends in Cyprus, so a move would not be completely out the question.
        My wife and I not natives and hold European citizenship. And of course, a change of scenery might be fun!
        Who knows, right?

      • Yes. Who knows? We still have our Frog passports. And though “our lives are invested here”, we have been considering a bit of nomadism a few years hence. Maybe a few months in France, and a few here in Mexico. We’ll see. Hold on to your UK passports! 🙂

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