Here’s a “Really Big Gesture” for RBG.
A three-story tall mural celebrating the life of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is going up in the East Village.
The New York-based street-artist behind the work, who goes by the name “Elle,” told The Post it was a “huge honor” to have been commissioned to memorialize the beloved jurist in her hometown.
“She was such a modest woman…,” Elle said. “It’s such a huge honor to be painting this portrait of her in New York.”
A crowd of about a dozen people gathered on the corner of 11th Street and 1st Avenue on Tuesday to watch the artist paint, with some people on bicycles stopping in their tracks to take snaps.
“I absolutely love RBG, she’s a true New Yorker and should be appreciated that way,” said one of the onlookers, 34-year-old local Vanessa Szajnberg.
“The mural, being in the center of the East Village is the best place to be,” Szajnberg added. “It’s inspiring. You usually just see strong men everywhere, and now you’re starting to see strong women.”
The collage — which should be done in about two weeks — will depict the the liberal icon backed by symbols of her life and accomplishments, including Lady Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge, a nod to the borough where Ginsburg was born.
Elle, who’s past work includes a mural below the Vessel tourist attraction at Hudson Yards, said she didn’t know much about Ginsburg when she was first approached for the painting.
But after watching a movie about the trailblazer — who succumbed to pancreatic cancer in September at age 87 — the artist said she was “so incredibly impressed.”
“She did so much for the women’s movement and women’s rights,” Elle said.
East Village residents at the mural site on Tuesday agreed.
“I love the fact there is a female artist painting RBG,” said Audrey Connolly. “People are walking by with their young children and asking ‘Who is that?’ and they’re being told it’s RBG. Now all these young girls will know her name.”
“I wish RBG was here to see it.”
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