Torero

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  • Provenance

    Galleria Tega, Milan
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2002

  • Artist Bio

    Fernando Botero

    Colombian • 1952

    Colombian artist Fernando Botero is known for his voluptuous and exaggerated paintings, sculptures and drawings. He studied under Roberto Longhi, a renowned authority on Italian Renaissance and Baroque art, obtaining a remarkable art historical knowledge of Western Classicism. This dialogue between an erudite education and religious art for the masses is the key in the development of his aesthetic.



    Botero was also influenced by Mexican muralism, with which he became acquainted while living in Mexico City. The monumental scale of the human forms in the murals gave rise to the voluminous figures for which he is best known. Botero's works make mordant comments on society's shortcomings; they also incorporate classical elements and are imbued with political satire and caricature.

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Property of an Important European Family Collection

Torero

signed and dated "Botero 95" lower right
oil on canvas
16 1/8 x 13 7/8 in. (41 x 35.2 cm.)
Painted in 1995.

Estimate
$80,000 - 120,000 

sold for $250,000

Contact Specialist
John McCord
Head of Day Sale, Morning Session
New York
+1 212 940 1261
jmccord@phillips.com

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Morning Session

New York Auction 14 November 2018