In 1988 Britto left Brazil for Miami in a move that would become pivotal for his career. The exposure that he was able to gain on an international level led to his commission by Absolut Vodka or a high-profile ad campaign. For this incredible opportunity, he was chosen along with Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, two iconic artists. Today his recognizable collaborations with some of the world’s largest conglomerates are seen around the globe. His commissions have included: Grand Marnier, Apple Computers, Bentley, Coca-Cola, Hublot, Mattel, Pepsi-Cola, IBM, Disney, a United Nations postage stamp series, Britto Mini Cooper for BMW, the Mariner of the Seas for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, and most recently, BankAtlantic.
Enesco have announced their latest new Britto Disney mini figurines collectibles which include Thumper, Tinker Bell, Donald Duck, Piglet, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Stitch. These figures capture all the fun and vibrancy of Disney’s characters, each figurine comes in its own branded gift box and makes the perfect present or a wonderful self-purchase. These will be available later in the year.
Other commissions followed, including: Grand Marnier, Apple Computers, Pepsi-Cola, IBM, Disney, a United Nations postage stamp series, Britto Mini Cooper for BMW, the Mariner of the Seas for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, and most recently, BankAtlantic. Collectors of Britto’s work include Michael Jordan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Andre Agassi as well as the Guggenheim family, the Rothschilds, the Kennedys, the Mitterands and former Whitney Museum President, William Woodside. In 2012, Britto’s work was honored at Brazil’s Carnival.
In November of 2011, launched a collection of poly-resin mini-figurines. Each piece from this collection has a name and story. The Britto mini-figurines represent different animals, a boy, a girl, and an angel. The collection includes twelve figurines: an Elephant, two Dogs, two Cats, a Pig, a Frog, a Teddy Bear, a Monkey, a Boy, a Girl, and an Angel. Princess, the cat is royal and regal. Princess is worthy of any throne. Exuding refined elegance and a proud determination to make her mark. She'll be a loyal companion forever.
Britto Mini Lion Plush - 10 inch