Romero Britto is a Brazilian neo-pop artist, painter, serigrapher, and sculptor. He combines stereotyped elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work. He is known for his contemporary work. Britto currently lives in Miami, Florida, where his art can be seen in many parts around the city. Britto has two main art galleries in Miami, one in South Beach on Lincoln Road and the other, in Midtown Miami.
Once he settled in Florida, Britto worked on the streets in Coconut Grove, where he gained great popularity with the wealthy community. He has done portraits of Roger Federer, Dustin Hoffman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Jordan, Gloria Estefan, Andre Agassi, Eileen Guggenheim, David Rockefeller, and Senator Ted Kennedy, as well as dozens of other societal, political and entertainment figures.
Britto has been a fixture in the international marketing scene since 1989, when he was commissioned by Absolut Vodka to design a bottle label for a company advertising campaign - another proof of his being fed by the marketing tanks. Following this, Britto's whimsical cartoon style art was consistently sought-after for commissioned by major corporations for large-scale murals, sculptures and product logos around the world. He has recently been requested for commissions by companies such as Disney and Evian.
He has been named the state of Florida's Ambassador of the Arts. In 2004, his Welcome sculpture, the world's largest and aluminum sculpture was erected at Dadeland station in Miami.
Britto's monumental kitsch sculpture this year commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Montreux Jazz Festival, and his portrait of legendary art dealer and the founder of Art Basel, Ernst Beyeler, now hangs at Fondation Beyeler, the Swiss museum that also houses the works of Klee, Cézanne, Picasso, Monet, Matisse and Giacometti.
Britto's works have appeared in numerous publications worldwide, and his designs are not limited to canvas; he has designed logos, furniture and costumes, and most recently the costumes for the pre-game ceremonies 41st Super Bowl.