Caminito II


New Media
Size: 23.4 H x 33.1 W x 0 in

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Art Description

New Media: Pencil on Canvas.

Caminito is a little street in La Boca, a neighborhood, or barrio of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. It retains a strong European flavor, with many of its early settlers being from the Italian city of Genoa.
During the 1800s, a small stream flowing into the Riachuelo River ran along the same route where the Caminito is now found.
Later that century, this area of the stream became known as the Puntin, the Genoese diminutive term for bridge (a small bridge allowed people to cross the stream here).
When the stream dried up, tracks for the Ferrocarril Buenos Aires y Puerto de la Ensenada were installed at the site, and disused tracks remains at the end of Caminito, along Garibaldi Street.
In 1954 the rail line was closed and the area where Caminito now is became a landfill and the neighborhood's worst eyesore.
Over the following three years, Argentine artist Benito Quinquela Martín, an abandoned orphan who was adopted by a Genoese immigrant couple in La Boca, painstakingly prepared the walls facing the abandoned street, applying pastel colors and, by 1960, having a stage put up at the southern end; the wooden-plank stage was replaced with a nearby theater house in 1972. The artist was a personal friend of Argentine tango composer Juan de Dios Filiberto, who created a well-known 1926 tune by the same name.

The original on canvas as mentioned on the website:
1 x Inks on Hahnemühle Artist Canvas 340 gsm - one of a kind - signed by Asbjorn Lonvig.
Size: 59.4 x 84 cm (23.4” x 33.1”)
Price is US$ 8,632.
The motif on Fine Art Paper:
210 x exclusive fine art prints numbered and signed by Asbjorn Lonvig,
printed on Hahnemühle Museum Etching 350gsm Fine Art paper
using pigment based archival inks
for pigment load maximization and light fastness augmentation.
Processed with Hahnemühle Protection Spray.
Size: 59.4 x 84 cm (23.4” x 33.1”)
Price is US$ 2,000 each.

Keywords: buenos aires, caminito, lonvig, asbjorn lonvig, boca

Subjects: Abstract

Styles: Abstract

Mediums: Pencil

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