Monday, February 15, 2010

New Marlins Stadium to feature Romero Britto Sculpture ... by gimleteye


The Florida Marlins announced today that sculptures by famous Miami artist Romero Britto will adorn its new Miami stadium. Featured: a unique Britto design, 35 feet tall, of a cup made from aircraft metal designed to withstand any conceivable shock, including ridicule by bloggers. On EBay this morning, the 445 Britto items listed included, exclusively: a Menorah sculpture, $589, a Happy Bear Ceramic Figurine NEW, $44, a vibrant silk art tie, $19.99, a four piece luggage set, $759, spray for men, $28.89, a cruise watch, $289.99, a doggy jacket, $39.99, a cat candleholder w/ iron tray, $46.99, a pullover sweater for people, $99.99, a horse painting embellished with black glitter ("incredibly rare treasure offered at a ridiculous price!") $3,500, trivet hot plate, $11.00, and teapots, beauty cases, flower vases, drink holders, and Evian bottles. It's all here on Ebay.

Actually, Eyeonmiami has been on Britto's case for quite some time: we noted County Commissioner Natacha Seijas' comment, when Miami International Airport proposed that its workers wear Britto designed shirts: "'I don't want to see the employees at the airport walking around with tacky shirts on, My maid wears better clothes than this T-shirt.'' Take a trip with us down Memory Lane for my personal favorite post, from Art Basel 2007.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Noooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

Also, you know his interns do all the work now...

Geniusofdespair said...

Too funny:
" Featured: a unique Britto design, 35 feet tall, of a cup made from aircraft metal designed to withstand any conceivable shock, including ridicule by bloggers"

I guess you read my post yesterday too

Anonymous said...

As if the hundreds of millions of dollars of tax subsidy for the Marlin Stadium and Parking Garage imposed by Manny Diaz was not a punishment enough for the next several decades! Do they also have to put salt on our wounds by installing yet another Britto sculpture? Moses was kinder to Pharaoh Ramesses!

ines said...

DAMN!!

Anonymous said...

the Miami community does itself a disservice by not giving other very fine local artists a chance at exposure and circulation. Britto again, in yet another location, is ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Typical Marlins stupidity.

The Marlins scammed low IQ elected officials to bail them out and then they use the taxpayers money to overpay for overexposed "art".

swampthing said...

britto and W bush....
big-time failing upwards.

South Florida Lawyers said...

I'm reminded of the Brady Bunch movie remake, where Mike Brady designs everything -- gas stations, car washes, oil rigs whatever -- in the exact same design as his home.

Anonymous said...

I heard there was going to be a spout at the bottom and they were going to dispense Land Shark Beer.

Anonymous said...

Jeffrey Loria, the Marlins owner, probably is being paid a commission paid for by the taxpayers, to put the Brito piece in Miami.

Jose Viernes said...

Natcha, for once, actually says something that make sense. What is so disgusting about this is that the relentless Britto manages to get taxpayer dollars for his junk. Come the revolution, the firing squads should start with the people from Art in Public Places.