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Oscar Barreto

Hand-painted Signs

PRESENTED ON OCT 12, 2012
IN BOGOTA @ VOL 9

Presented by the collective Populardelujo, Oscar Barreto is one of the few hand-painted signs craftsmen left in our digital era. With great courage and self-confidence, Oscar not only charmed the entire audience with his colorful stories, but also awarded us with an unexpected interpretation of a popular tune in his recorder.

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