Anniversary Celebration Miami Beach

Britto Central Gallery’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

Britto Central Gallery’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Wednesday, December 11, 7:30-9:30pm – Britto Central Gallery, 818 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Britto Central Gallery, Romero Britto’s gallery in South Beach, celebrated 20 years of business, with Irma and Norman Braman and Alina and Anthony K. Shriver hosting a VIP star studded anniversary party to honor the occasion.

Romero Britto, born in Recife, Brazil in 1963, was self-taught at an early age, painting on newspapers, cardboard or any scrap of paper he could find. After traveling to Paris, where he was introduced to the work of Matisse and Picasso, he combined influences from cubism and pop to create his vibrant and iconic style. In 1988, he moved to Miami and was noticed by Absolut Vodka and never looked back. He has emerged as an international artist whose art can be found today in fine art galleries, museums, private art collections, public installations and corporate commissions across five continents. For 20 years, Britto Central Gallery has remained home. The gallery is filled with formal displays, photos, memorabilia and perhaps a stray paintbrush, which provide a glimpse into Romero Britto’s world. Romero Britto even desgined the champagne bottles.

“‘Britto Central’ as it was christened by Romero, became a working studio and gallery. It hosts events, students, international collectors, world leaders, charities, and visitors from all over the world”, says Alina Shriver, CEO of Shriver Art, the exclusive licensing agent for Britto. “Romero thrived in this environment, painting some of the most iconic images of his career. It was during this time that the bold, brilliant Art of Happiness was born!”

Newly elected Mayor of Miami Beach, Philip Levine presented a proclamation to the artist officially declaring December 11 Romero Britto Day. Also spotted in the crowd were Micky Arison, the Bush family there.