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  • Provenance

    Didier Imbert Fine Art, Geneva
    Private Collection, France
    Cornette de Saint-Cyr, Paris, October 25, 2016, lot 55
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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74

La Diva (La fille du régiment)

signed with the artist's initials "F.B." lower right
oil and graphite on canvas, double-sided
17 x 12 3/4 in. (43.2 x 32.4 cm.)
Executed in 1996, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Estimate
$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $62,500

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New York Auction 27 February 2019