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Patriotic Artwork Presented to Family on Military Makeover

After hard work and home renovations, the Military Makeover® team welcomed the Phinizy family to their new South Florida home. The military family stepped inside to find beautiful new appliances, refinished wood floors and their very own Park West Gallery art collection.

“It’s so fulfilling to have the opportunity to bring art into people’s lives who probably wouldn’t have had the opportunity before,” Park West Gallery Director Morris Shapiro said.

Park West Gallery was proud to join the award-winning producers of Designing Spaces® on the mini-series Military Makeover. Throughout the show, Military Makeover serves a deserving military family by completely overhauling their home. This season, Military Makeover thanked veteran Billy Phinizy for his service as an Army combat medic in Afghanistan.

To help make the Phinizy’s house a home, Park West Gallery added the finishing touches with artwork from Peter Max, Norman RockwellRomero Britto and Tim Yanke. Park West Gallery’s master framer also custom-framed several photos as well as an American flag presented to Phinizy upon his retirement.

In recognition of Billy Phinizy’s service, Park West Gallery gifted the Phinizy family with several patriotic works of art:

Artwork from Peter Max’s 9/11 Series

Peter Max 9/11 art

“God Bless America – With Five Liberties” (2001), Peter Max

Max uses the Statue of Liberty as an icon in his 9/11 Series. To adorn the Phinizy family’s walls with eye-catching artwork, Park West Gallery presented the family with 2 of the 6 unique variations in Max’s series.

Custom Tim Yanke “Yanke Doodle”

"Yanke Doodle" (2016) Tim Yanke

“Yanke Doodle” (2016) Tim Yanke

To personalize the Phinizy’s home, Yanke created a custom “Yanke Doodle” specifically for the military family. The “Star-Spangled Banner” is written across the colorful flag, creating a multi-layered work of art that adds a patriotic pop to the room.

Norman Rockwell’s “A Pictorial History of the United States Army”

"A Pictorial History of the United States Army" (2012) Norman Rockwell

“A Pictorial History of the United States Army” (2012) Norman Rockwell

Rockwell’s patriot artwork offers a classic interpretation to the Phinizy family’s new art collection. The painting’s serious nature speaks to the solemn reality of war, a reality Phinizy experienced first-hand as an active military member.

“I Love This Land” Romero Britto

Romero Britto

I Love This Land” (2014) Romero Britto

Britto’s “I Love This Land” is a heartwarming tribute to the freedoms United States citizens experience because of military sacrifices. The colorful, three-dimensional artwork adds a warm glow to the Phinizy family’s newly-remodeled home.

Watch Military Makeover airing on Lifetime TV® Friday at 7:30 a.m. EST/PST. Check out artwork from well-known artists in Park West Gallery’s Holiday Sale Collection online.

Famed Artist Romero Britto Designs Specialty License Plate to Help Children


Internationally acclaimed artist Romero Britto has designed a specialty Florida license plate to focus attention on child sexual abuse prevention.

Once the plate hits the market, proceeds will benefit the Lauren’s Kids foundation, whose mission is to prevent sexual abuse through awareness and education, and to help survivors heal with guidance and support.

“I decided to title this piece ‘Love and Healing’ because those sentiments are the driving force behind Lauren Book and the Lauren’s Kids foundation,” said Britto. “Lauren is on a mission to help and to heal survivors of sexual abuse, and to prevent others from having to live through the unthinkable nightmare she endured as a child.”

Learn more at http://laurenskids.org

The Romero Britto Taxi – A Moving Installation


Park West Gallery pop artist Romero Britto spent an exciting week in London and Berlin last month. “The Moving Installation – Britto Taxi” toured both cities, in addition to Paris, meeting onlookers and fans.

Be on the lookout for the Britto Taxi in London, now through October 2013!

Enter the Bright, Cheerful World of Romero Britto [Video]

Experiencing the artwork of pop artist Romero Britto can brighten even the gloomiest of winter days. His colorful, cheerful compositions are enough to inspire happiness and a sense of optimism in any viewer.

Click play on the video below to step into the world of Romero Britto.

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

Fine art by Romero Britto is available for purchase through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. Learn more about the artist and view selections of his work at www.parkwestgallery.com.

Art Basel Takes Over Miami Beach

The art world is still buzzing about last weekend’s 11th Annual Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the most prestigious art shows in the U.S. More than 260 leading galleries from all over the world showcased works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Leslie Lew Art Basel Miami Beach

Park West Gallery artist Leslie Lew was selected to be a “Featured Artist” at Art Basel’s Overture, dedicated to presenting major new trends from around the world. Overture’s pop-themed exhibition featured Lew’s sculpted oils alongside works of renowned artists Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Roy Lichtenstein.

Another Art Basel highlight was Champion’s 2012 Art Car, designed by Park West Gallery pop artist Romero Britto. The brightly-colored Porsche 911 Cabriolet roamed the streets of Miami, making its way around to the various Art Basel events.

Romero Britto Porsche 911 Cabriolet at Art Basel Miami Beach

All told, an estimated 65,000 people attended Art Basel Miami Beach this year, making it one of the art world’s most popular annual events.

To learn more about Art Basel Miami Beach, visit http://miamibeach.artbasel.com.

Fine art by Leslie Lew and Romero Britto is available through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. Learn more at www.parkwestgallery.com.

Rio Carnival 2012 Honors Pop Art Icon Romero Britto

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romero britto carnaval brazil 2012, park west gallery

“The World’s Biggest Party,” Carnival, begins this weekend in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Parades featuring performers in elaborate costumes, dancers and festive music will fill the streets as thousands of revelers take part in the country’s most popular event, Feb. 18-21, 2012.

Brazilian-born pop art icon Romero Britto is being honored during this year’s Carnival celebration. His designs will be viewed by an estimated 100 million people who will watch the Carnival parade on television.

“I got an invitation from the school of samba. They said they wanted to make homage of my work,” Britto said. “I was thrilled, and I couldn’t believe it. Carnival in Brazil is the biggest cultural event in the country. There will be thousands of people dressed up. There will be huge floats. It’s hard to describe in words. I’m very appreciative. I’m very thankful.”

» More coverage: Local 10 Miami News is traveling to Carnival with Britto and posting a series of photos and videos of the event.
Fine art by Romero Britto is available for purchase through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. To learn more, please visit us at www.parkwestgallery.com.

‘Mona Lisa Unveiled’ in Miami

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Romero Britto, Mona Cat, Park West GalleryMIAMI, Fla. – Making its U.S. premiere, Miami Dade College (MDC) brings to South Florida an extraordinary exhibition inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic portrait, the Mona Lisa. The exhibition, Mona Lisa Unveiled, will showcase various interpretations of the classic, created by artists around the world and dating from the 16th Century to modern day.

Mona Lisa Unveiled is divided into two main sections. One part concentrates on the historical aspect and includes works and documents from the 16–19th centuries. The second part is more contemporary, charting the theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911 and continuing with 20th century artists who reinterpret da Vinci’s painting. Featured artists range from Marcel Duchamp, Jean Margat and Salvador Dalì, to Romero Britto, as well as artists who have recreated Italy’s most famous cultural symbol with computers, videos and installation pieces.

The exhibition opens for free to the general public on August 26 and will remain on display through October 7.

For more information, please visit www.mdc.edu.

Image credit: “Mona Cat” by Romero Britto. Learn more about artist Romero Britto and view selections from the Park West Gallery Collection online at http://bio.parkwestgallery.com/artists/Romero-Britto.

There have been so many interpretations of the famous Mona Lisa. Which artist has created your favorite version? Can any really ever compare to the original? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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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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