Fernando Botero - LATIN AMERICA New York Tuesday, September 28, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Fondation Veranneman, Kruisthoutem, Belgium; Private Collection, New York

  • Exhibited

    Martigny, Pierre Gianadda Foundation, Fernando Botero, April 6 - June 10, 1990.

  • Literature

    Pierre Gianadda Foundation, Fernando Botero, Martigny, Switzerland 1990. p. 69 (illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Fernando Botero

    Colombian • 1932

    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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Watercolor, pencil and charcoal on paper.
20 x 14 in. (50.8 x 35.6 cm).
Signed and dated "Botero 89" lower right corner.

$40,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $47,500


29 September 2010
New York