Calle de Regina, Centro Histórico
"A Sunday afternoon dream in Callejón del Cuajo" by Sr. Niuk
The street artist Guillermo Heredia, better known by his pseudonym “Sr. Niuk”, not only enchanted Mexico’s older generations with his mural “Sueño de una tarde de domingo en el Callejón del Cuajo” (A Sunday afternoon dream in Callejón del Cuajo); he also succeeded in creating a unique artwork in the heart of Mexico City.
By Pablo Sanchez Domnick
In a pedestrian area in the historic center of Mexico City, the mural “Sueño de una tarde de domingo en el Callejón del Cuajo” can be found alongside various other wall paintings. It comprises a colorful depiction of several comic characters – members of the “Familia Burrón”, which is one of the absolute classics in Mexican comic culture.
Drawn by Gabriel Vargas, “Familia Burrón” is a collection of stories about a chaotic Mexican family that finds itself confronted with a variety of everyday problems.
Public art has to have some intelligence
Sr. Niuk’s unique project ended up becoming a classic of Mexico City street art with great impact that captured the hearts of the city’s residents and became a highly popular and well-preserved mural.