Britto Secret Revealed!
Original art (not a photo)
Archival-quality, giclée print on textured watercolor parchment
Hand-applied cut-out wording
12″ x 18″ (30.5cm x 45cm)
Includes a 1″ border around print
Nearly three years ago I moved to Miami from Maine. Upon arrival, I could not help but notice the ubiquitous Romero Britto work all over the city. I had never heard of Britto and quickly learned that people in Miami are polarized with their opinions about his work: you either love it or hate it. What I’ve done here is photograph one of his installations with a book I found describing his deep secret to how he does this work :-). Added to this are hand-applied, cut-out words.
I have mixed feelings about his work. He’s created a brand and is marketing it and becoming rich. Good for him – I don’t fault him for that at all. But it’s not art and shouldn’t be confused with real contemporary artwork. I think of it as a brand or a fashion design.
I’ve created a one-of-a-kind, original artwork (not a photograph). An archival quality Giclée print is a process that uses pigmented inks, which are applied to Fine Art paper. This process has an archival range from 100-200 years, based on independent testing.
What is your opinion of Britto’s work?
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