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Only In Print: Pope’s Climate Change Message Inspires Artist To Feed the Hungry In Soho

Artist Delphinoto says the pontiff’s message on how climate change hurts the poor prompted him to take action. (Photo: Paula Katinas)

SOHO — Pope Francis’ image, first spotted on the wall outside the Little Cupcake Bakeshop at 30 Prince St. during the Christmas season, was painted by an artist who goes by the single name of Delphinoto.

The eye-catching mural is just one aspect of a multifaceted effort by Delphinoto to raise awareness of climate change and the need to do something to combat it at the grassroots level. His project also extends inside the Little Cupcake Bakeshop, where more of his artwork are for sale, with prices ranging from $35 to $3,000. Delphinoto’s aim is for the proceeds from sales of the paintings to pay for…

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