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Buenos Aires, A Mecca For International Street Art
Buenos Aires' welcoming attitude toward street art is attracting well-known urban artists like Blu of Italy, Jef Aerosol of France, Aryz of Spain, Roa of Belgium, and Ron English of the United States.
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In this March 2, 2013 photo, a man walks by a home covered by a mural by artists Malegria, from Colombia, and Ene N, from Chile, in Buenos Aires Argentina. With a surplus of unoccupied and abandoned structures and dividing walls between buildings, there are plenty of spaces for urban artists to create their work. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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In this March 27, 2013 photo, a woman commutes on a bicycle past a mural of a horse riding a bike by Spain's artist Aryz in Buenos Aires, Argentina. International artists come to Buenos Aires to spray-paint graffiti as well as other styles and methods of street art because local authorities have shown themselves receptive to the creations, said Matt Fox-Tucker, an Englishman who created a website focusing on urban murals around the city. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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In this March 8, 2013 photo, a mural of soccer star Carlos Tevez by artists Martin Ron, Lean Frizzera and Emy Mariani covers the Fuerte Apache apartment complex where Tevez grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, March 8, 2013 . The painting of Tevez is part of a project titled "Sanctification of popular idols." Artist Martin Ron said they painted Tevez on the building where the idol was born and grew up, which is also near a soccer field, to inspire youth who play there. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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In this March 28, 2013 photo, a mural depicting Argentine writer Ernesto Sabato, created by artist Martin Ron, covers a building there Sabato once lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Local painters, including Argentine Martin Ron, take advantage of the relatively lax rules for street art, and they consider local vehicular and pedestrian traffic patterns before painting to get the best exposure for their work. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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In this March 27, 2013 photo, Argentina's artist Martin Ron restores details on a mural of a sea turtle he first painted in Nov. 2012, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. While it's illegal to paint on the side of a building in the public right of way without an owners' permission, artists can do pretty much as they please with an owner's OK in the Argentine captial. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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In this March 2, 2013 photo, a tourist walks alongside a mural by artist Malegria, from Colombia, as she takes part in a street art tour in Buenos Aires Argentina. International artists come here to spray-paint graffiti as well as other styles and methods of street art because local authorities have shown themselves receptive to the creations, said Matt Fox-Tucker, an Englishman who created a website focusing on urban murals around the city. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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In this March 5, 2013 photo, a mural titled "Por Una Cabeza" by artist Pelado covers a wall in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires Argentina. Buenos Aires has become one of the world's top capitals for international street art, with painters from around the world converting the walls of plazas and buildings into enormous murals in hopes of surprising passers-by. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Buenos Aires, A Mecca For International Street Art

Buenos Aires' welcoming attitude toward street art is attracting well-known urban artists like Blu of Italy, Jef Aerosol of France, Aryz of Spain, Roa of Belgium, and Ron English of the United States.

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