Brooklyn-based artist, Tristan Eaton recently created this eye-catching mural, entitled Audrey Hepburn, a 12-foot-by-7-foot multicolored mural of silver screen legend Audrey Hepburn on the southeast corner of Mulberry and Broome streets, on a wall belonging to Caffe Roma. Eaton juxtaposed a black and white illustration with patterns of abstract color to create the visually captivating portrait. Set within a white box, the large area of vibrant colors boldly pop out against the red brick wall.
Another eye-catching street artwork is a four-story mural of a green creature called "Temper Tot" by Ron English on a parking-lot wall in the heart of Little Italy. It depicts a grouchy child with a muscular body before or after a tantrum wearing cutoff jeans. The not-so-jolly green giant frowns upon Mulberry Street, across from the Church of the Most Precious Blood, a 125-year-old Roman Catholic parish that hosts the Feast of San Gennaro. Reaction on Mulberry Street ranged from “hideous” and “disgusting” to “funny and creative.” The murals are part of the Little Italy Street Art Project, a group founded last summer to build up the neighborhood as a creative destination and to cultivate a broader view of Little Italy among New Yorkers.