Friday, April 15, 2011

MJ's Brazilian Art Connection

Romero Britto & Michael Jackson Signed Limited Edition
ARTIST - Romero Britto
TITLE - Songs of Oneness
MEDIUM - Serigraph on Canvas
SIGNED - Ink Signed on Lower Left by Romerol Britto, and Ink Signed by Michael Jackson on Right.
NUMBERED - Pencil Numbered from an edition of 250 pieces on Lower Right
DIMENSIONS - 42 X 42 in. (45 X 45 in. framed)
CONDITION - Excellent Condition, not examined outside of the frame. 

To view the full picture; please see Lot 2862 at Live Auctioneers.

Here's an excerpt from a related article;
A golden ticket invitation-only, star-studded celebration honouring pop artist Romero Britto will be hosted on September 13, 2003 at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Santa Barbara, California. 250 couples will enjoy a day- long extravaganza in royal style, including red carpet access to Neverland's amusement park, zoo, immaculately groomed gardens and more. Other events will feature a tribute to Romero Britto, "Songs of Oneness" concert, silent auction and check presentations to Oneness, The Make-A-Wish Foundation and E Ai Como E Que Fica..

Oneness, a national non-profit organisation located in Calabasas, California, has as its mission the elimination of racism and promotion of racial unity through music, the arts and education. Founded in 1999, Oneness has produced dozens of programs to implement their mission including multicultural after-school programs, plays, lectures, concerts and more. Among the more notable of programs created include the "Songwriter's Summit for Oneness", where both world-renowned and aspiring songwriters/musicians gather to write songs reflective of racial unity and social justice. The "Power of Oneness Awards" honours artists whose work contributes to the promotion of racial unity. Founding supporters of Oneness include Carlos Santana, Sarah McLachlan, Michael Jackson, Common, Chaka Khan, Brian McKnight, B.B. King and many others. Oneness thanks Michael Jackson for supporting its efforts to promote unity among all people through music the arts and education..

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida and Tri-counties California are proud to be one of the beneficiaries of the "once in a lifetime" event at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. We appreciate the support of the donors, volunteers and attendees who will help children with life-threatening medical conditions experience the power of a wish..

E Ai Como E Que Fica is a grassroots organisation located in the slums of Rio de Janeiro that provides food, clothing and medical care for children living in poverty. Britto, a native of Brazil himself, states, "[I am] humbled and honoured to have a tribute party that will help E Ai Como E Que Fica ... I am very thankful for this tremendous honour to be part of an event that will serve children living in poverty.".

All three charities are honoured to receive donations from the upcoming event and are grateful to Michael Jackson for his support. The funds raised September 13th, 2003 will greatly help the organisations continue their vital services.

Romero Britto e Michael Jackson
Romero Britto and Michael Jackson

 Romero Britto born 1963, Recife, Brazil is a Brazilian neo-pop painter and sculptor. He combines stereotyped elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work. He is known for his contemporary work. Britto currently lives in Miami where his work can be seen in many parts around the city. Britto has one main art gallery in Miami, on South Beach on Lincoln Road.
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And here's more of Mr. Britto's MJ artworks;

1 comment:

  1. Posted this, with my lovely friend Flor of Brazil, in mind :)