Say what you will about Miami's king of brightly hued beach balls and cartoonish faces: Romero Britto's art is popular and pricey enough to spark a network of forgers. The artist launched his own federal suit against a group of fraudsters in 2010. But at least one of the dealers who bought and resol ... More >>
We're so close to Christmas the countdown is about to switch from days to mere hours. If you're one of those who gets shopping done early, pre-Thanksgiving early, then give yourself a pat on the back and get out of our sight. You're making us feel guilty.For the rest of us scrambling to check off th ... More >>
Sometimes we get sick of being mean all the time. So, we're going to pretend we have nice things to say about this. Miami's premier artist Romero Britto has created a wonderfully beautiful and tasteful special edition Porsche roadster that will be roaming the streets of Miami this weekend.  ... More >>
via Miamismpix.comAs Miami continues to emerge as a serious art power center, the city's infatuation with the colorful yet shallow work of pop "artist" Romero Britto continues to be a source of embarrassment and frustration for some. Usually it pop ups in derogatory jokes or blog comments, but an ... More >>
It was a leftist elitists worst nightmare: Leading Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney surrounded by the artwork of leading hack artist Romero Britto. Yes, the scene on Lincoln Road as Ol' Mittens made a surprise fundraising stop at Britto's gallery space must have been something. Lucki ... More >>
George Rekers, quote machine.Here at New Times, people say all sorts of crazy shit to us. Then we hand-pick only the craziest shit and sift it into a giant grinder, which pumps out the little sparkling quote nuggets you find in your newspaper every week. They are designed to make you cry, giggle ... More >>
Must everything in Miami be endorsed by a marginal celebrity and decorated by Romero Britto? The answer to that question, clearly, is yes.
Britto is tapping into the homeless' beer fund.Pop artist Romero Britto's work has infected Miami like a great open sore pulsing red, yellow, and blue. When future archeologists unearth our city, they'll think we worshiped squinting kitty-cats and butterflies--and that our artistic ability fell o ... More >>
via brickellinfoIt's a bird! It's a plane! It's another terrible Romero Britto sculpture, only this time it's not just hurting your eyes, it's also taking your spare change. Meters designed by the local hack artist have made their first appearance in Brickell. But, don't blame Britto, blame anoth ... More >>
Before Romero Britto lucked his way into a multimillion-dollar empire selling cheerful, polka-dot canvasses to the masses, there was Thomas Kinkade. Britto (left) and Kinkade Kinkade is a kind of role model for Britto. Even before the Brazilian thought about hurting people's eyeballs, Kinkade had ... More >>
Barf target.The fervor against the cute, glossy, and substance-devoid work of Miami pop artist Romero Britto has officially reached a fever pitch. On the heels of New Times staffer Natalie O'Neill's feature on Britto, which explained how somebody with the apparent talent of a leaf of Burge ... More >>
In this week's issue of New Times, Natalie O'Neill profiles artist Romero Britto, a man who Miamians seem to have a love/hate relationship with. Er, well more like some people love him and some people hate him. In the past, we haven't been shy of our disdain for Britto's work -- and it's not about b ... More >>
Riptide knows we give Romero Britto a lot of crap for regularly shilling out his artistic aesthetic to the highest corporate bidder while we continue to heap love on local art collective Friends With You even though they don't exactly shy away from collaborating with corporations. But at least they ... More >>
Illustration by DerfDirty Dozen 2009 inductee Romero Britto.Every year, the New Times editorial staff picks the people who brought a certain amount of shame to our city. Trust us, we're never in short supply of morons who we wish would move elsewhere. We contemplated in making this a baker's doze ... More >>
For a more thorough and humorous review of every Miami Dolphins player who shat himself during yesterday's 46-34 loss to the New Orleans Saints, see Chris Joseph's post from this morning. I care only about my boy, Ted Ginn, Jr., who managed to sneak past Darrelle Revis two weeks ago against the Jets ... More >>
Tomas LoewyIncense and peppermints and beach balls.Romero Britto may be oblivious, but he's the artistic equivalent of H1N1: The man is Miami's own personal artsy-fartsy epidemic. Though it seems there are still some people in Miami-Dade in charge of public artwork who prefer the man's stuff (e.g ... More >>
An appeals court in Miami today will take up Florida's gay adoption ban. [AP]Michael Beasley's stay in rehab was planned; in fact, he had already been in Houston attending therapy for two weeks beforehand. [Herald]After seeing so many wackos storm Democratic congressman with accusations of ... More >>
Remember those good ol' days when the Miami Dolphins just played football? When Shula, Marino, and Csonka were the names that first came to mind when you imagined the teal and orange -- not Buffett, Estefan, and Anthony?via Wikimedia CommonsThis cat is much more interesting than a Joey Por ... More >>
This past March, artist Romero Britto, whose work seems to be pervasive in South Florida, got popped for driving his 2001 Bentley drunk down Washington Avenue in South Beach. He entered a plea deal today, according to NBC Miami, and won't serve any jail time. Instead, he will be without a driver's ... More >>
New York Times media critic David Carr had a column yesterday about the somber mood of a bon voyage party for longtime New York Observer editor Peter Kaplan and the much more frivolous atmosphere of a shindig held by a handful of new-media wunderkinds, complete with rooftop hot tubs and blaring ... More >>
There were lots of whores, of various kinds, in the news this week. Riptide usually tries to stay away from the celebrity gossip stuff, unless it's amazing. It seems that fate has sent us lots of amazing celeb gossip this week:Paris Hilton tried to get a House/Techno DJ to stop playing House and Tec ... More >>
Pop "artist" Romero Britto got a DUI early this morning. He was driving around in his 2001 Bentley on Washington Avenue, casually swerving between lanes and almost hitting other cars. Although it's fortunate there were no injuries, it is a shame he did not crash into one of his sculptures. [CBS4: Fa ... More >>
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via eBay Apparently you can buy these things. Last week during the Democratic National Convention the Herald's political reporters were so bored they took to incessantly blogging about the hotel arrangements of the Florida delegation. The Republicans have -- thank goodness -- spiced things up. B ... More >>
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