Matt Fox-Tucker & Guilherme Zauith - Textura Dos – Buenos Aires Street Art
Ever been to Buenos Aires ? Wandering through the countless neighborhoods, such as San Telmo, La Boca, Palermo and its surrounding areas in Colegiales, Chacarito and Villa Crespo, searching for a bit of ‘couleur locale’… Are we thinking tango or milonga ? Not at all. These barrios are popular places for urban artists to show off their talent. Of course, street art isn’t legal in Argentina, but the Portenos (the residents of Buenos Aires) are very tolerant of graffiti. In addition, the artists themselves have little to do with gangs and criminal activities. This book brings together photographs of the urban artworks in their context. The editors Guilherme & Matt have walked all over the city documenting how the colorful murals and stencils that decorate the surfaces of its offices, shops, homes and public spaces touch the lives of people around them. English/Spanish edition.