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.