A close-up of about a 4×6 inch piece of a wall-sized work.
According to the guide there was never a culture of graffiti or underground street art. In the ’90s the city just said go ahead paint murals, just ask the owners, and everyone did. Also at least half of what we saw were commission pieces as are 7 of the 9 I’m showing here.
There’s very little tagging over the murals either. Street art, or basically making murals, seems to be a very well behaved practice in Buenos Aires.
Like in Rio though, if you get too political the government will paint over your whole wall which I think is what takes a lot of the life out of the entire enterprise.