Chris Brown Paints Original Artwork for Charity
Recoding artist Chris Brown teamed up with Brazilian-American pop artist Romero Britto this past March to create a metaphysical art work called 'Music.' Now the abstract and vibrant composition is up for sale.Brown and Britto partnered with CharityBuzz — a philanthropic organization dedicated to raising money for charitable causes by giving people "once in a lifetime opportunities that benefit hundreds of causes...from private lunches with world leaders to walk-on roles in major pictures"—to auction off their 60" x 80" acrylic painting, valued at $25,000.
Currently sitting with a, $10,500 bid. CharityBuzz is keeping the auction open until next week Thursday (Oct. 10). The next minimum bid allowed is $11,500—so art lovers, open your wallets.
The painting's proceeds will go to benefit Best Buddies®, "nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD)."
Enthusiastic about his collaboration with Brown, Romero said, “I’m so excited to collaborate with the incredibly talented Chris Brown for this amazing cause." He continued, "Together, we have the opportunity to reach, educate, and mobilize millions in support of those with IDD.”
Just as excited about the cause, Brown commented saying, "It’s an honor to work with Britto to support Best Buddies." He continued, "Collaborating with other artists helps me grow as an artist. Using my creativity to give back helps me grow as a person."
This is not the first time Breezy or Britto have worked alongside the kid's organization. Over the past four years, CB has donated monies from his U.S. tour to Best Buddies while giving Best Buddies participants the chance to attend his U.S. concerts courtesy of VIP tickets. Romero currently sits as global ambassador and board member for Best Buddies, and has supported the non-profit since the early '90s.