Public art by Romero Britto, the artist most identified with Miami around the world, is a frequent and easy target for graffiti bombers. His "Beach Ball" in Miami Shores, a sculpture sporting Britto's trademark bright colors and pop-art patterns, got the treatment last June when some blunt vandal scrawled the words "Not Art" across it with red spray paint. Then, in July of 2011, someone -- maybe the same someone -- tagged the same sculpture with the words "Meaningless Bliss" and "error".
The latest: This past Saturday, the day of Second Saturdays Art Walk, someone who apparently goes by the name "C Dog" tagged Britto's new Wynwood space, at 146 N.W. 25th Street, in huge white letters.
Update: Britto has responded by painting over C Dog's scrawl with a burst of color, sunny imagery, and a bit of advice: "Make Art Not War".
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