Category Archives: Romero Britto

Romero Britto Sculptures Welcome Visitors to NYC

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WPLG MIAMI — A monumental Best Buddies Friendship Bear by South Florida artist Romero Britto now sits in a prominent place in New York City.

The Best Buddies Friendship Bear was created by Romero Britto in honor of Best Buddies International, whose mission is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one to one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Stephen Ross commissioned a monumental Best Buddies Friendship Bear sculpture for placement front and center at the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle to share Britto’s stunning creation and positive message in one of the most prominent locations in New York City.

In addition, a stunning monumental apple sculpture by Romero Britto, which Eunice Kennedy Shriver donated to John F. Kennedy International airport to welcome millions of travelers around the world to New York, was dedicated on June 8th, 2011.

The sculpture is stationed right in front of the “Welcome to New York” sign in the American Airlines terminal.

Read the full article at WPLG Miami →

Artwork by Romero Britto is available for purchase through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. Visit the Park West Gallery Fine Art Collection
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Romero Britto on Lifetime Television’s “The Balancing Act”

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"Mickey's World" by Romero Britto, Park West Gallery

The “most renowned Pop artist of our time,” Romero Britto, stopped by the Lifetime Television morning show The Balancing Act last Friday.

During the interview, the artist discussed his successful career, from his days growing up in Brazil, to his upcoming (second) exhibition at the Louvre and other exciting ventures.

Britto said he’s surprised that his art has been able to take him so far and he looks forward to sharing even more of his work with people all over the world.

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→ Artwork by Romero Britto is available for purchase through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. Visit the Park West Gallery Fine Art Collection

→ Learn more about Romero Britto at Park West Gallery Artist Biographies 

(Artwork shown above: “Mickey’s World” by Romero Britto, Park West Gallery Collection)


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.

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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 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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