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Park West Gallery Artist Exclusive: Romero Britto

Romero Britto, Paradise Tondo, Park West GalleryDetail from “Paradise Tondo” by Romero Britto | Park West Gallery Collection

Brazilian-born Pop Artist Romero Britto has exhibited his artwork in over 140 galleries worldwide, including Park West Gallery. In this Park West Gallery exclusive artist video, Britto talks to Park West Gallery Director Morris Shapiro about growing up in Brazil, moving to the U.S., and his journey to becoming one of the most world-renowned contemporary artists working today. Britto also discusses his successful relationship with Park West Gallery and how it has helped bring the joy of his artwork to so many worldwide.

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Artwork selections from the Romero Britto collection are available for purchase through Park West Gallery and our cruise art auctions at sea. Visit the Park West Gallery/Britto Fine Art Collection to learn more.

Watch more exclusive videos featuring your favorite artists at the Park West Gallery YouTube Channel.

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Britto Luggage for the Trendy Traveler

World renowned pop artist Romero Britto has teamed up with Hews New Day Hardside Luggage to come up with some incredibly colorful, fabulous trendy luggage! The new Britto Collection is being sold at Bed Bath and Beyond and the Park West Gallery bloggers can’t wait to get their hands on a complete set! 

Britto luggageThe luggage includes patterns and colors from Britto’s most famous artworks. And if that wasn’t enough, the luggage features premium zippers, nickel finished TPR grip handle system, four smart spinner design wheels for greater control and also a security lock to keep your stuff safe. The best part? You will never mistakenly grab someone else’s generic black suitcase at the airport again! Happy travels…..
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Romero Britto Creates Art Poster for 2010 FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup 2010, which begins in 48 days in South Africa, marks the 70th anniversary of the first FIFA World Cup held in 1930. Since then, the international championship has been held every four years, except in 1942 and 1946 due to World War II.

There has been a lot of press and publicity leading up to the FIFA World Cup 2010, including the campaign for the Official Art Poster Edition 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, which internationally acclaimed pop artist Romero Britto participated in. Britto’s art poster, “South Africa 2010,” has finally been unveiled, and the Park West Gallery bloggers are excited to provide you with a glimpse of it here.

Congratulations to Romero Britto for another job well done on creating an upbeat, distinctive art poster for an international event! Visit the official FIFA World Cup website for more information on the championship, and read the exclusive FIFA.com interview with Britto regarding his art, football, his motivations and the FIFA World Cup.

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Artist Romero Britto Speaks at FIU

Internationally acclaimed pop artist Romero Britto recently spoke to students at Florida International University. Known for his unique artwork, which is often referred to as the “art of happiness,” Britto is also quite accomplished in business.

Britto’s works can be found in galleries and prominent art collections across the globe as well as on just about every street corner in his home city of Miami, Florida. While this is impressive, Park West Gallery is even more impressed by Britto’s ability to convey a sense of hope and warmth in all he does. He even created his own foundation, as he is dedicated to giving back to the world at large.


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Pop Artist Britto and Kids Paint for Peace in Israel

Peres Center for Peace, Romero Britto, Park West Gallery

Some of us can’t remember a time when we didn’t love to draw and paint, while others remember the first time we were dragged to the local art museum on a school field trip or by our parents. But hopefully, we grow up and learn to at least appreciate the arts, and, in some cases, we’re fortunate enough to work at Park West Gallery where we get to write about and be surrounded by art, each and every day.

Miami-based artist Romero Britto recently journeyed to Israel for the first time ever, bringing his colorful, vibrant artwork to a group of kids who were really excited to meet the Pop artist. On Thursday, Britto visited kindergarteners at the Yarden school in Tel Aviv, as part of a coexistence workshop organized by the Peres Center for Peace.

“I have done a lot of work with the Jewish community in Miami and always said I should come, but this is the first time,” Britto told The Jerusalem Post. “In Israel you see a great mixture of past and present, and I hope that there will also be a great future.”

Both Israeli and Palestinian girls took part in the coexistence workshop. One by one, each child eagerly lined up to have their portraits drawn by the artist.

“Only an artist with a child’s soul could create art like that,” said teacher Rachel Zchariah, who was introduced to the artist’s work while vacationing in Miami and later brought it into her classroom.

Britto, who is always determined to instill a message of happiness and optimism in his paintings, commented, “At the end of the day, we all want peace.”

Pablo Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Luckily for these kids, and likewise Park West Gallery art collectors, Romero Britto grew up to be an artist.

[Source: The Jerusalem Post | Photo Credit: Peres Center for Peace]

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Sweet Combo! Romero Britto Partners with Dylan’s Candy Bar

Romero Britto, Dylan's Candy Bar, Park West GalleryNEW YORK — Internationally renowned Brazilian artist Romero Britto has teamed up with Dylan’s Candy Bar to create a new line of goodies using Britto’s signature pop-art themes and vibrant color palette — Park West Gallery agrees that’s a pretty sweet combo!

If you’ve been to NYC lately, you’ve probably seen or at least heard about Dylan’s Candy Bar, founded and owned by Dylan Lauren, the daughter of designer Ralph Lauren. The popular candy store, it’s more like a candy wonderland really, is becoming a NY tourist attraction. Dylan’s says their new Britto line will offer everything from apparel to tote bags, and even candy.

“I am continuously inspired by art reflecting the celebration of the simple and good things in life,” Britto said. “That’s why I’m excited to partner with Dylan’s Candy Bar to fuse the two ideas together, art and sweetness.”

For those of you looking for ways to celebrate (an early) Valentine’s Day, Dylan’s Candy Bar is inviting the public to a VIP event on Wednesday, Feb. 10, to celebrate the launch of their new line and collaboration with Romero Britto.

Park West Gallery congratulates artist Romero Britto on this new venture and wishes him much sweet success!

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Florida Gulf Coast University Presents a Romero Britto Retrospective

Romero Britto, Florida Gulf Coast UniversityFORT MYERS, FL — An exciting new exhibit featuring the artwork of Romero Britto opens Friday evening at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). Through Feb. 5, Romero Britto: A Select Retrospective will present some of the Miami artist’s earlier works on newsprint and cardboard, as well as preparatory sketches for completed works; recent works will also be on view.

Romero Britto has come a long way since his days of painting on scraps of newspaper and cardboard as a poor youth growing up in Brazil; now he paints his signature style on anything and everything. In fact, in July 2009 Park West Gallery shared the story about Britto’s transformation of a Bentley car into a colorful work of art; and in October, the artist designed custom parking meters to help the homeless in South Florida.

Celebrities including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Clinton, Gloria Estefan, Elton John and Oprah Winfrey have all added Britto works to their personal art collections. “He seems to be on a rock star level,” Anica Sturdivant recently told The News-Press of Fort Myers. Sturdivant is one of the co-curators for the Britto exhibit at FGCU and said she certainly feels joy whenever she sees his work. “People always need something that just makes them smile,” Sturdivant said, “something that brightens up their world for a while.”

For more on this exhibit, please visit artgallery.fgcu.edu

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