In any case these are some of the works of Romero Britto who is ubiquitous in Miami. His store on Lincoln Road is highly trafficked and his art work is seen in public all over South Florida.
Bring his name up to many artists, however, and they go apoplectic. They just hate him. Some, I am sure, dislike his success. Artists are, after all, supposed to starve. Others have more principled objections.
But I am prepared to defend Britto in that it is unfair to judge his accessible, illustrative work as if it is Picasso, Kandinsky or Pollock. Judge it along side Nagel, Neiman et al and you would be more on the mark. I admit I associate the store itself with spending good times along Lincoln Road with my baby son. But if the store was full of Flemish Expressionist paintings would those memories be as happy?
Come on artistes...Cut Britto a LITTLE slack.