Mercado de las Pulgas and Local Artists


Juan Carlos Castagnino

Juan Carlos Castagnino

Benito Quinquela Martín

Benito Quinquela Martín

The Buenos Aires Flea Market in Palermo is the largest antiques market in town and surely an antique dealer’s heaven. It’s a place where you can find unique furniture, paintings, collectibles, and more. I spent part of the day there but didn’t find what I was looking for – a painting by a local artist. I’ve seen paintings that I like at street fairs but wasn’t ready to buy. Now I am.

Antonio Berni

Antonio Berni

Carlos Alonso

Carlos Alonso

There are many talented artists in Buenos Aires. I’d rather buy directly from them, not through a gallery. I’m looking for a street scene that reminds me of this time in Buenos Aires.

Benito Quinquela Martin

Benito Quinquela Martin

On the way back to Recoleta, I stopped at the Dinamica Galeria in Palermo. Dinamica is a popular, stylish gallery. They process images using the latest methods.

Horatio Politi

Horatio Politi

Also discovered Galerias Witcomb in Recoleta, the oldest gallery in Buenos Aires. They feature some of the most talented and best known artists in Argentina:

Flea Market

Mercado de las Pulgas Flea Market

Horacio Politi

Horacio Politi

They gallery had some beautiful pieces. They’re preparing for a special Picasso show that starts on Monday, June 1st.

I will try the street fairs in Recoleta and San Telmo again this weekend and see what’s there. There’s one piece at the Whitcomb that’s of interest. Most of their paintings are over my budget.

The friendly dealer I spoke with at the Witcomb mentioned two interesting and well-known Recoleta museums. They are on the agenda for the weekend:

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