Jun 20 2009

San Telmo Stencil Art

Bodhi
San Telmo is the district of Buenos Aires we stayed in and it has a very rich history as one of the oldest barrios in the city.  It is particularly famous in the history of tango, the national music and dance of Argentina.  We felt it is very similar to the area of Silver Lake in Los Angeles, which we are very familiar with.  There are couture clothing stores, design shops, many restaurants and cafes, and street art and performances.  There is a weekly Sunday “feria” (open air market) at Plaza Dorrego just across from our hostel.  I spotted many a good piece of stencil art there as well.  Here are some.  The character and style in the 2nd one below was a recurring figure in San Telmo, and I think it must be because the artist is based there.  I have his website written down in my notes (he put it on a piece on the wall).

Really more like in Monserrat, but close enough..spotted on Av De Mayo

Really more like in Monserrat, but close enough..spotted on Av De Mayo

Neat style, especially against a heavily used and dirty wall

Neat style, especially against a heavily used and dirty wall

A Tango look in a graffiti style

A Tango look in a graffiti style

Art Style, kinda psycho, is this a known figure?

Art Style, kinda psycho, is this a known figure?