Tristan Eaton to Paint 4-Story Mural in Little Italy

Posted on: January 18th, 2012 at 6:44 am by

Little Italy is spicing up the neighborhood with a touch of paint, so to speak. We are hearing word from a Boogie birdie that artist Tristan Eaton has been commissioned to throw up a four-story mural (yup, you heard right) in the parking lot across the street from Sambuca’s Cafe on Mulberry Street.

The piece will cover the whitewashed facade of 118 Mulberry, and address the subject of “family bonds.” Painting will reportedly begin sometime in March with a completion date and “debut event” tentatively set for April.

Tristan Eaton is a Brooklyn-based artist who currently runs his own designer toy business. Here’s an excerpt from his bio blurb published on the official website:

Born in Los Angeles in 1978, Tristan began pursuing street art as a teenager, painting everything from billboards to dumpsters in the urban landscape wherever he lived, including London, Detroit and New York. Eaton designed his first toy for Fisher Price at 18 years old and has since become a driving force in the world of ‘Designer Toys.’ As a creative leader in the world of advertising, Eaton regularly consults such brands as Hasbro, Pepsi and Nike on many creative projects that span the globe and cross all mediums.

Below is an example of previous work for an idea of what we may expect in Little Italy.

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