There are over a 100 museums in New York, and I didn't have to visit one this afternoon. The sidewalk is not my runway, the world is not my canvas, but Manhattan's street space is my gallery without walls.
Matisse channeling Picasso by way of Hello Kitty is the best way to describe pop artist, Britto. He's everywhere in South Florida, and brings a little Miami sunshine to midtown Manhattan today.
It's about optimism, love and hope and it inspires all of us to creatively play, imagine and enjoy what is.
|With Sarah Kennedy|
The Power of Myth
|Onboard the Disney Magic|
The myth that REAL artists don’t make money is the wrong myth. Britto has made millions designing "stuff" for corporate America, including Evian, Disney, and Swatch. Sure the whole creative process takes about 2 minutes, and Britto's minions of helpers fill in all the outlines that sell for $10's of thousands of dollars. I think of Peter Max, who mass produced the 60's. Optimistic, generous, and naive, that's the German-American Dreamer in a nutshell.Max has more game than Milton Bradley. He isn't the industry standard- He's industrial painting; churning and burning cotton-candy, Art-Nouveau-ish limited editions---the inedible raised to the unspeakable, funk and Junk.The copies are better than the originals.
|“I never know what I'm going to put on the canvas.|
The canvas paints itself. I'm just the middleman.”- Peter Max
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. NYC is certainly dusty and dirty and yet... despite its traffic, its competition,there is one thing about it -- once you have lived in New York and it has become your home, no place else is good enough.