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ROMERO


BIOGRAPHY Brazilian-born and Miami-made, Romero Britto is an internationally renowned, iconic pop artist that uses vibrant colour, playful themes and hard-edged compositions to capture the attention of both youthful spirits and educated art collectors. Self-taught at an early age, Romero was encouraged to travel to the United States where Pop Art was flourishing. With an unshakable resolve and belief in his own art, Romero spent the next few years exhibiting and attracting the attention of many before coming into his own and travelling to Paris, where he was introduced to the works of Matisse and Picasso, which influenced him to create an iconic style that The New York Times described as,“exudes warmth, optimism and love.” It is this unique talent which has established Romero

Britto's reputation and granted him widespread international recognition. Romero’s pop sensibility has lent itself to many collaborations over the years with international brands such as Audi, Bentley, CocaCola, Disney, Evian, Hublot, Mattel, and Technomarine. Romero Britto is an artistic activist for charitable organizations worldwide and most importantly, an artist who believes "art is too important not to share." He serves as a benefactor, donating time, art and resources to more than 250 charitable organisations. A firm believer in the role of an artist as an agent of positive change, Romero Britto is committed to developing and supporting the powerful role art plays in world issues. Romero’s work evokes happiness and hope using a visual language all of its own that is simply relatable to all.


"Art can make you look at something in an exciting and totally different way. It can give you the power to'fly'." - Romero Britto


"Big Heart: Inspired by the unique and pure love that children have for their parents and the world!"


Big Heart

Framed Boxed Canvas | 32” x 40” | Edition size of 95 | Framed: £995.00


“I get my inspiration from simple things in life… From beautiful things that happen around me, things that make me happy leave me inspired!” - Romero Britto


Big Hug

Framed Boxed Canvas | 20” x 72” | Edition size of 95 | £1295.00


"Big Hug: The most beautiful gesture of love and friendship in the form of open arms from a parent, loved one, friend, or family member. We all have that desire of feeling safe and genuinely happy within our community!"


“Romero is making a very positive impression upon the art world, as well as bringing joy to those fortunate enough to observe or own his works.� - Senator Bob Graham


"Love Me Tender: Inspired by a generation that is not afraid to show their true emotions with their actions and declarations of love!"


Love Me Tender

Framed Boxed Canvas | 32” x 40” | Edition size of 95 | £995.00


“Romero Britto’s art is colourful and innovative and certainly most distinctive… The entire family enjoys it a great deal!” - Gloria Estefan


Sweet Hug

Framed Boxed Canvas | 20” x 72” | Edition size of 95 | £1295.00


"Big Hug: To experience the joyous embrace from a parent, loved one, friend, or family member is the most beautiful gesture of love!"


“When I think of Romero and his inspiring work, it brings great joy and spirit to me in a way that is unparalleled by any other.� - Anthony Kennedy Shriver


"So Happy In Love: When we do the right thing, think the right thing, say the right thing to who we love and feel loved in return!"


So Happy In Love

Framed Boxed Canvas | 32” x 40” | Edition size of 95 | £995.00


Romero Britto Is known for his optimistic outlook on life, a quality that has made him both successful and served as the essence of his artistic inspiration. Never forgetting his rise from humble beginnings or appreciation for his supporters, charity and mentorship are top priorities for the generous artist. A life-long dreamer, the young Romero Britto excelled academically in hopes of a brighter future, but he longed for an outlet for creative expression. Because of this, Romero Britto focuses his philanthropic efforts on engaging children in arts education and literacy programs. Through his namesake company, Britto Central, Inc., he serves as a benefactor, donating time, art and resources to more than 250 charitable organisations, including Best Buddies International, Miami Children’s Hospital and the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education, among many others.


1963

Pop Artist Romero Britto is born in Recife, Brazil.

1979

First exhibition at the Organization of American States in Brasilia, exposing the artist to a large audience.

1983

Travels throughout Europe to explore creative ideas and gets inspired by the art of Picasso and Matisse.

1986

Shows his work in London and Sweden in his first European Kulturhucet Exhibit, Stockholm, Sweden.

1988

Moves to Miami, where the Pop Art movement is flourishing.

1989

Absolut Vodka commissions Romero Britto to join their esteemed group of artists including Andy Warhol and Keith Haring. Romero’s art is exposed to millions of people on the Absolut Vodka bottle, essentially launching his career.

1994

Opens his Lincoln Road gallery on Miami Beach.

1997

The Walt Disney Company commissions "Mickey's World" & "Mickey's Greatest Love".

1997

Christies auctions "Mickey's Greatest Love" serigraph to benefit Best Buddies International.

1999

Designs Carlos Santana’s set at the First Annual Latin Grammys.

1999

Opens his Wynwood studio.

2000

Creates a series of fibreglass cows to support the Cow Parade in NYC, a public art event that has raised over $20 million for non-profit organisations worldwide since 1999.

2000

Romero Britto represents the USA along with artist Robert Rauschenberg to paint the longest painting in the world, The Wall of Life, for Doctors Without Borders in Dubai.

2001

Creates his iconic "Flying Heart", which has since become his signature symbol.

2002

Norman Braman asks Romero Britto to paint the new Mini-Cooper reintroduced by BMW.

2003

Absolut Vodka commissions Romero Britto to design their 25th Anniversary bottle.

2003

Designs deck of the Royal Caribbean, Mariner of the Seas.

2004

Miami commissions a welcome sculpture from Romero to greet guests at Miami City Hall, Florida.

2004

Commissioned by the city of Sao Paulo to commemorate the 450th anniversary with a limited-edition stamp collection.

2005

Appears on The Apprentice, with Donald Trump.

2006

Paints a mural for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

2007

Collaborates with Cirque du Soleil for a Britto themed theatrical production for NFL Superbowl XLI pre-show.


2007

Creates the largest artwork ever to be exhibited in Hyde Park, London, England in celebration of Tutankhamen and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibition

2008

Eunice Kennedy Shriver presents "Friendship Bear" sculpture to the City of Berlin and Anschutz Entertainment Group, on behalf of Best Buddies.

2008

Romero Britto’s "Millie the Bunny" makes her debut at the White House for the Easter Egg Hunt. The 48 inch sculpture is now a permanent part of the White House National Archive.

2008

Exhibits "Journey" at the Salle le Notre in the Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France.

2009

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross commissions Romero Britto to decorate the exterior of the Landshark stadium Miami, Florida.

2009

Bentley Motors commissions Romero Britto to paint their one of a kind concept car later titled "The Britto Bentley".

2009

Unveils "South Africa 2010" at the 59th annual FIFA Congress. It is the first piece in the FIFA Art Collection.

2009

Speaks on a panel of the World Economic Forum "Political Art: What now?" Davos, Switzerland.

2010

Hosts a paint workshop benefiting FIFA's charity programme "Football for Hope" in Kindred Spirits Help Kids.

2010

Collaborates with Jeff Koons to help children in need in South Africa.

2011

Eunice Kennedy Shriver donates a stunning monumental apple sculpture by Romero Britto to John F. Kennedy International airport to welcome millions of travellers around the world to New York, NYC.

2011

The Coca-Cola Company commissions artist Romero Britto for the first time to create an original work "Happy Holidays" for its 2011 holiday card.

2011

Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil invites Romero Britto to create the logo for Rede Cegonha, a project to reach over 61 million pre and post-natal mothers and babies.

2013

The Britto Taxi: the moving installation tours Europe making stops in London, Paris and Berlin.

2013

Maria Elena and Carlos Slim Domit invite Romero Britto to be the first living artist to exhibit at Museo Soumaya.

2014

Celebrates 20 years at his Lincoln Road gallery.

2014

Serves as an official ambassador for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.

2014

Romero’s first "Fantasy soccer" exhibitions in China at the IAPM Mall in Shanghai and APM Mall in Hong Kong.

2014

Collaborates with Mattel to launch the BRITTO Barbie®, becoming the first living artist to create the iconic doll.

2014

Collaborates with Hublot to create football shaped sculpture boxes to hold the 2014 FIFA World Cup watches. Unveils this special design with the legendary Pelé in the "Hublot Loves Football" campaign.

2015

Romero Britto named Olympic Ambassador to Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

2015

BritWeek Miami launches first official charity auction, where guests bid for a chance to win a one-of-akind Bentley hood - hand-painted by Romero Britto

2015

Romero Britto and Hublot collaborate to design a pop art-inspired Class Fusion Enamel.

2015

Romero Britto collaborates with Samsung to launch the "Rich Accessory Collection" for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge.

2015

Romero Britto is appointed as Director and Trustee, serving on the board of the Prince’s Trust.


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Romero Britto  

Brazilian‐born and Miami‐made, Romero Britto is an iconic pop artist who uses vibrant colour and playful themes. This is first time his work...

Romero Britto  

Brazilian‐born and Miami‐made, Romero Britto is an iconic pop artist who uses vibrant colour and playful themes. This is first time his work...