Britto Mural in Wynwood Gets Predictably, Vapidly Tagged

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Britto haters have struck again. And they're still, well, kind of lame.

Someone blasted a Britto mural in Wynwood with white paint over the weekend. Scrawled in squiggly letters across the black background spotted with flowers in Britto's characteristically colorful patterns are the words "C DOG," which we're assuming is the name of the tagger.

How very clever.

Cultist hasn't been a fan of Britto's work for some time; his Dadeland sculpture made our list of Miami's ugliest public art, and we couldn't even come up with 10 convincing reasons to not hate him.

But this reaction to his mural, recently painted on the outer walls of Britto's long-standing workspace in Wynwood, is more juvenile than, well, your typical Britto painting. If you're going to dispute whether an artist's work is actually "art," you'd better be artistic about it. It helps if you can come across like a person who has respectable opinions about what art should and should not be.

The simple act of writing your name on a wall -- or, we don't know, just throwing buckets of paint at a wall like "C DOG" appears to have done here -- does not meet those criteria. Neither does writing "Not Art" or "error" on a statue. Reactions like these are the Miami art scene equivalent of this year's Super Bowl halftime show, during which MIA hoisted her middle finger at the audience. Any statement she may have been trying to make was overshadowed by the crudeness of the gesture.

And that's sad, in this case, because the statement -- Britto sucks -- is something we can (and frequently do) get behind. Just not if you've gotta make Miami an uglier place in order to say it.

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22 comments
Oski Quin
Oski Quin

c dog is a punk , thats fo sure

Alex Pappas
Alex Pappas

brittNO sucks. he outsources his art to asian sweatshops and nothing of his is his own thought in who knows how many years. the only people who give him money are sheeple.

Ges Hoo
Ges Hoo

its a fire-extinguisher filed with paint not a bucket

ekl
ekl

Definitely a lost opportunity. 

Guest
Guest

 become an artist and contribute something nice to the community. Otherwise shut up and look away...DailyJobPosition3.notlong.com

cry me a river
cry me a river

@4e90bf9a7ff897eb938c58ae6c6bde78:disqus: lol  @666: you are an idiot!

Dougheffdy
Dougheffdy

lol, lame rhymes with fame, and you suckas are saying his name! hahahaha! "C DOG" RULES!

Adrian
Adrian

someone had to send Britto a message. Britto sucks

Just sayin?
Just sayin?

word on the street ...primary flight 

666
666

STFU, Go back Home and take him with you...

CaptainDingus
CaptainDingus

Miami can never have nice things because fuckheads ruin everything.

Plzgo
Plzgo

The worst part is, this is one of Brittos more decent pieces because it's just flowers, not weird girls, dolphins or whatever else he does.  Hell, anyone with decent paint/tagging skills could've made this mural pretty cool with the integration of other flowers or urban pieces to contrast the flowers, but no. We just get 'C DOG?'

Krystal Marina Diaz
Krystal Marina Diaz

I moved out of Miami and anytime I see Britto I think of home. It isn't the most intellectual, sophisticated art but it is "cute" and evokes happiness for me. Let those who enjoy it do so and if you hate it,  become an artist and contribute something nice to the community. Otherwise shut up and look away.

Meelo305
Meelo305

how old is britto? cuz i remember his simple ass art waaay back when i was like 8 years old. im 30 now!

D dogg
D dogg

c dogggg is ma nigga and he gon' all the way like the heat!!! RESPEKKK

Britto
Britto

your mom sucks.  and i sent her a message last night...  swallow, bitch!

Jose D. Duran
Jose D. Duran

I'm calling B.S. on this... mostly because Primary Flight would have commissioned a better work than this C-DOG amateur. This looks like the stuff high schoolers scribble on their desks.

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