Little Italy Street Art Project

Ramones Tribute Mural Goes up on the Bowery, Across from Former CBGB

Last modified September 4, 2015 at 9:52 am

August 16, 1974. A date that lives in infamy. It was then, forty-one years ago, that Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, and Tommy took the stage at CBGB for the first time as the Ramones. Enter the Little Italy Street Art Project and the Loman Art Festival. The organization tapped street artists John “Crash” Matos and Solus […]

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Massive Murals: Buff Monster and Faith47 Go Big a Chrystie Street Warehouse

Posted August 10, 2015 at 5:17 am

It’s a showcase of epic ups on the so-called “gallery block” of Broome Street. In the last month, well-regarded muralists Buff Monster and Faith47 hit the same brick warehouse beside Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Both as commissioned pieces by The Little Italy Street Art Project. Street artist Faith47 painted an enormous wingspan mural on the […]

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Os Gemeos x JR Collaboration Spotted on Chrystie Street

Last modified August 8, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Os Gemeos artwork really hasn’t been seen much in these parts since 2009, when twin brothers Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo painted the OG Bowery graffiti wall. Before it was encased in a Pink Floyd-esque white-box wall (said mural is still preserved). The artists are in town this week as part of the LISA Project’s “LoMan […]

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The LISA Project Inaugurates the 1st Annual ‘LoMan Mural Festival’ Today

Posted August 5, 2015 at 10:22 am

Today marks the inaugural kickoff of the LoMan Art Festival. Presented by the Little Italy Street Art Project, the event brings a bunch of big names (Ron English, Os Gemeos, Beau Stanton, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, TATS CRU, LUDO, Solus) and new murals to Lower Manhattan. Blank store gates and walls – in over twenty-one different neighborhoods – will be fresh with spray paint […]

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Angry Developer is the Reason Why Triston Eaton Mural was Erased from Allen Street Last Week

Posted April 30, 2015 at 5:10 am

Last week, the Little Italy Street Art Project teamed up with Triston Eaton for a mural above Allen Street. Right beside the long-stalled Allen Street Hotel. The short-lived collaboration was a co-branded effort with Guess that featured one of their models. Yet it barely lasted three days. The fly-by-night erasure had been a mystery to […]

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Tristan Eaton’s 4-Story Mural Mysteriously Vanishes from Allen Street

Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:17 am

That four-story Tristan Eaton mural above Allen Street – a co-branded effort with Guess commissioned by the Little Italy Street Art Project – mysteriously vanished overnight Tuesday. The ad-art, dubbed “Big City of Dreams,” was still in progress when, all of a sudden, the entire facade received a fresh coat of paint. Overwritten. However, outline […]

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Artist Tristan Eaton is Painting a Four-Story Mural on Allen Street

Posted April 20, 2015 at 5:12 am

It’s not just the Bowery graffiti wall that received attention this past weekend… The Little Italy Street Art Project is again crossing the Bowery into the Lower East Side for a larger-than-life mural. This time around they’ve tapped the creative services of street artist Tristan Eaton. And what better place than the wall flanking one of […]

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Hanksy Riffs on Robert Frost with ‘Bold’ Piece on the Streit’s Matzo Factory

Last modified March 18, 2015 at 11:22 am

Pony Boy himself might have chuckled had his narrative crossed the intersection of Suffolk and Rivington Streets. Prolific pun-master Hanksy added his two cents to the famous Robert Frost poem. “Nothing bold can stay” is now scrawled across the western exposure of the Streit’s Matzo factory in large lettering. The paint job happened sometime yesterday […]

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Memorial Mural Painted for Victims of Cop Violence Outside a Lower East Side Tombstone Shop

Posted December 29, 2014 at 5:39 am

The Little Italy Street Art Project is back with another timely statement outside its namesake neighborhood. And again on the Lower East Side. The grassroots arts group helped commission a new piece to commemorate those fallen young men in the news of late. It’s a memorial mural spray-painted by Cassius Fouler in a fitting location – […]

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Paulaner Brauhaus on the Bowery Trying to Boost Image with Mural by Beau

Posted November 10, 2014 at 9:29 am

Paulaner Brauhaus is doing everything under the sun to stay alive. Its desperation is as clear as the new dual-hued mural painted to its exterior. That kitschy chalkboard paneling installed after the most recent reboot was just overwritten with some artwork by Beau. The street artist spent the last few days decorating. Design and color […]

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