Britto's Wynwood Compound Now Covered in Graffiti, Possibly Even Makes Britto Cool Again

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Britto loosens up, or somebody working for him does
You can say what you will about Britto. His cutesy pop art was an extremely lame representation of Miami as the graphic wrap on Dolphins Stadium for Superbowl 2010, but the guy knows how to make money, and he's never abandoned the 305 as his HQ.

The recent vandalism of his longtime Wynwood compound by the paint-charged fire extinguisher defacement of C-Dog may have been funny to some, but it also spurred an immediate remuralization. We don't know if Britto himself did any of the work; it was probably his army of minions. (Hey, the guy creates lots of jobs in the arts.) But the brightly colored, graffiti-inspired freeform spraycan work that now covers the outside of his space bears the signature of Britto himself -- and it's actually pretty cool. 

Click through for a few more pictures.

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11 comments
Madge
Madge

Warhol's Tomato Soup can was stupid. That's not art! Grandma Moses was too primitive. That's not art!  Van Gogh didn't sell one painting during his lifetime. That's not art! Marc Chagall was too spiritual. That's not art! Britto is like a child's painting. That's not art! Anyway, he's in good company.    

Mark
Mark

Britto is the Peter Max (think gift wrap) of our time. Main problem with his art is that it's way overexposed, at least around here. I can't even believe I'm defending this guy because I can't stand seeing it everywhere (sometimes anywhere), especially in galleries, but hey this is way better than his usual stuff. Give him some credit! Also, I will admit that I do like his sculptures, as long as they're not too Disneyarivative.

Samson
Samson

actually, that is way more graffiti than cdog's tag was!  and that is actually really cool. GO BRITTO!

BADFISH
BADFISH

That's not graffiti....

Astrid
Astrid

This looks a lot better than the traditional "paint by numbers" Britto style. Loved your Absolut marketing campaign back in the days, but once you went, coasters, lunch boxes, salt and pepper shakers PLUS decorated 2/3 of Miami.......you lost my interest. NOW this is HOT!!!!. Is this a new Britto??? if so, I am digging it!

Grant Stern
Grant Stern

If I stabbed my eyes, then read this, Brito might be cool again

Will Iam
Will Iam

Why be an asshole and ruin someone else's work? Dick!

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