STORIES / Gallery 1: El Tropezón, 2011

Watch VideoMany years ago, Carlos Rivero wrote a phrase on one of the bar walls out of sheer boredom. He was the owner, so he could do it. When the regulars saw it, they asked if they could do the same, and that’s how they got filled. Twenty-five years ago, they repainted the whole bar, but soon enough, someone asked if they could write on the wall again, and he said “yes.” The yellow tone is not paint but a mixture of moisture and cigarette smoke. The walls were originally painted white.San Andrés de Giles, Buenos Aires Province
El Tropezón, 2011

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Many years ago, Carlos Rivero wrote a phrase on one of the bar walls out of sheer boredom. He was the owner, so he could do it. When the regulars saw it, they asked if they could do the same, and that’s how they got filled. Twenty-five years ago, they repainted the whole bar, but soon enough, someone asked if they could write on the wall again, and he said “yes.” The yellow tone is not paint but a mixture of moisture and cigarette smoke. The walls were originally painted white. 

San Andrés de Giles, Buenos Aires Province