By now you’ve undoubtedly heard word of last week’s graffiti bombing of Britto’s Wynwood headquarters, after all, everyone from Beached Miami (who had it first) to WSVN (who had it in first-person) has covered the damn thing.
At Beached the question arose about whether or not such an act was deserved, let alone warranted, with most folks claiming it was wrong to mar the man’s building, no matter what one feels about his art. (Since this attack seemed personal, it seemed superfluous to note that nearly every Wynwood building gets bombed at one time or another.)
Whether you believe the bombing of Britto constituted just desserts or mere vandalism is now however almost besides the point, because Britto came back with an answer that was nothing short of brilliant.
Yep, as you see, Britto took the bite outta the snarling C Dog by covering his compound’s walls with nothing but positivity. Granted there may be enough sweet stuff there to shake a sugar shack factory, and much of that borders on the saccharine, but he nevertheless out-sweetened the sour, no matter what your palate preference.
Had Britto restored the daisy wall, it undoubtedly would’ve been hit and hit again. Had he gone back to the previous black, it would’ve been a sort of surrender. Instead Britto erected what some are calling a human shield, and not only changed the conversation completely; he left the naysayers silent.
To come along now and deface such a happy-faced wall, even if the defacing could be seen among all the layers, would be tantamount to kicking candy outta the hands of a baby. And even the most righteous can’t wanna come off anti-candy, let alone anti-child. Can they?