I got that title from a travel I did in 2015 to Buenos Aires, Argentina. I joined a graffiti walk arranged by Graffiti Mundo. I highly recommend for you to join if you plan to visit the city and interested to know a bit about the story behind those graffitis that liven up the city.
In Buenos Aires, where you will meet the most genuine and friendly people (my experience!), one foreign artist admitted that to do a mural or other work on a wall will normally take longer time than in any other place, but he always loves doing it, every time. The reason is that the people in the neighbourhood will stop by, asking questions, offering some food, a mate tea (a traditional tea in Argentina), discuss or argue about the painting he is about to make.
Some street art is political in nature and tells you stories of what the country faces/ faced during particular periods of time. Others may focus on showing the love of a certain football club, be dedicated to a musician, or something like that. And some are filled with secret messages that are only understood by the artists or certain groups.
I liked most of the murals/graffiti pieces I saw, but some I didn’t understand. But the idea to paint boring empty walls with meaningful and beautiful art that makes you stop, look and think is a great way to liven up a city. :)
Here are some samples of the street wall art I saw during my stay in Buenos Aires, Salta and Mendoza, Argentina.
Isn't it interesting to know some stories behind those graffitis? I learned a little bit history of Argentina in a different way just from the walk.