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Russell Collection Fine Art Welcomes Romero Britto to Austin for a Sale and Exhibit February 11-19, 2017

A Colorful Menagerie of Limited Edition Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings Elicit Optimism and Joy

 According to Romero Britto, bright colors have been shown to improve mood, memory and confidence – even mental and physical agility. Hence, it is no surprise that owners of his work and close friends of his on Instagram are all smiles. For nine days only in Austin, Texas from February 11-19, 2017, smiles will be aplenty when his work will be on display and available for purchase at the Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery on West 6th Street.

Inspired by the masters such as Matisse and Picasso as well as pop artists Warhol and Haring – Britto’s works of art are bold, colorful, happy and have been evoking positive vibes all around the world. His art has appeared in more than 300 exhibitions in 30 countries and currently his work is in 24 museum collections in 6 countries.

An article in The New York Times stated that his art “exudes warmth, optimism and love.” His universal message of happiness and hope has given him tremendous opportunities to work with national brands such as Audi, Bentley, Coca-Cola, Walt Disney, Evian, Hublot and Mattel. Britto is an outspoken advocate of children’s rights and education and he has made significant contributions to children’s hospitals and charities around the world.

More than 100 pieces pieces will at the Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery Feb 11-19, 2017, with three Meet the Artist receptions are slated for Saturday, Feb 18 from 6-9 pm and Sunday, Feb 19 from 1-4 pm. Previews begin on February 11. During the nine-day exhibit, the gallery will be open daily. Previews begin Saturday, February 11 but those who want a sneak peek can attend the Uncrating Party on the evening of February 10 from 6-8 pm.

About the Artist:

Brazilianborn and Miamimade, Romero Britto is an international artist who uses vibrant color, playful themes and hardedged compositions to capture the imaginations of both youthful spirits and educated art collectors. Selftaught at an early age, Romero traveled to the United States where Pop Art was flourishing, and with his characteristic unshakable resolve, came into his own with an iconic style.

The Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery is located at 1137 West 6th Street in Austin, Texas. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m (except times noted). More information can be found on the gallery at www.russell-collection.com or by calling 512-478-4440.

Schedule: Previews begin Saturday, February 11

Preview and Uncrating Party February 10, 6-8 pm

Meet the Artist

Saturday, February 18, 6-9 pm

Sunday, February 19, 1-4 pm

RSVP to above events by calling 512-478-4440.