Prostitutas/Prostitutes 

This was the most recent painting José was working on. This piece is incomplete due to Jose's passing in May 2017. However José did not share the meaning behind the painting.

Contemporary Argentinian Social Issues Art Series, by José Callegari

Piqueteros/Picket 

Piqueteros are a political movement that get paid by political parties or politicians to block roads. Piqueteros create instability within the city of Buenos Aires.

Contemporary Argentinian Social Issues Art Series, by José Callegari

Coppola/Maradona’s Manager 

In the nineties Coppola was arrested on drug charges after police uncovered more than five hundred grams of cocaine in a large vase in his apartment. As predicted, he did not go to prison.

Contemporary Argentinian Social Issues Art Series, by José Callegari

Cromañón/Night Club 

Cromañón was a popular nightclub in Argentina. In 2004 a flare was deliberately lit inside the nightclub, causing the whole building to catch alight. Three thousand people were in the nightclub at this time. One hundred and ninety-three people were killed, many more were injured.

Contemporary Argentinian Social Issues Art Series, by José Callegari

Jose Luis/Journalist 

In 1997 José Luis was investigating a wealthy Argentinian businessman, Alfredo Yabrán. José Luis was kidnapped, tortured, killed and burned in a car for taking a photograph of Yabrán and sending it to a newspaper. Years later Yabrán mysteriously committed suicide. 

Contemporary Argentinian Social Issues Art Series, by José Callegari

Zona Roja/Red LIght District 

José  lived very close to a red light district in Buenos Aires. He researched the district by taking pictures, talking to the police, neighbours and prostitutes.

Contemporary Argentinian Social Issues Art Series, by José Callegari

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