Street Entrepreneurs

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CompanyBetirri
ArtistBetirri Bengtson
CategoryProfessional
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"Street entrepreneurs" is a new series that will make homage to different street vendors that are slowly disappearing in the public squares in Mexico. From selling a balloon, a cotton-candy, snow-cones, to painting faces, are some of the few honest jobs that many people have done at the streets in Mexico. These jobs have brought a lot of joy and smiles to many during the last 3 generations. I recently finished the balloon vendor which took me 3 years to complete. It will be of great help to get funds to keep working on more characters and soon present them all to the public.

Bio
Born in Puebla, Mexico [1982], Betirri is a local artist in Houston, Texas, internationally recognized primarily by a series of paintings depicting bodiless sport figures in motion. His work ranges from figurative to conceptual always expressing the essence of an idea or subject. He is also a muralist and the official artist of the Houston Lamborghini Festival since 2014. Betirri’s art trajectory include exhibits in New York, Miami & Houston in the US, Rio de Janeiro-Brazil, Milan-Italy, Vancouver-Canada, Puebla-Mexico, & Moscow-Russia.