Esplendor Buenos Aires Hotel Portraits by Mondongo

The 4-star Esplendor Buenos Aires Hotel, one of the best hotels in the Argentinian capital, is worth visiting just for the impressive portraits displayed around the hotel created by Argentinian art collective Mondongo.

Maria Elena Walsh (children’s author and songwriter) - bits of clay

We featured one of their series of detailed portraits made with dripped Plasticine here.

Eva Peron (political figure and social icon) - burnt toast, stale bread and resin

Isabel “Coca” Sarly (vedette dancer) – assorted cookies and resin

Carlos Gardel (father of tango) - straight pins

Astor Piazzola (famed tango composer) - straight pins and black ink

Diego Armando Maradona (football player) - solid gold chains wrapped around nails

Adrian “Dárgelo” Rodriguez (rock singer of Babasonicos) - colored sequins on black velvet

Atahualpa Yupanqui (singer and songwriter) - colored yard

Ernesto Sabato (novel writer) - wood carvings

Jorge Luis Borges (famed author of national literature) - assorted threads

Minguito (actor and comedian) - scraps of fabric

Carlos Monson (professional boxer) - broken shards of glass and resin

Che Guevara – bullets and resin

Images taken from imagineargentina


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