Calle Zacatecas 47
47 Calle Zacatecas
Photo by Julie Schwietert Collazo
Classic Mexican Imagery in Contemporary Street ArtMany street artists in Mexico City draw on the imagery of thousands of years of Mexican culture, incorporating important symbols into their work , whether in homage, resistance, or reinterpretation.
In this mural at #47 Calle Zacatecas, you'll see a jaguar head and a skull, which reference the ancient Aztec, Maya, and Olmec civilizations. There are several other pieces of street art on the same block as well, including some multimedia pieces that use found objects.