Nicaragua Banana

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  • Condition Report

  • Provenance

    Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Bio

    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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Nicaragua Banana

signed and dated "Botero 73" lower right
pencil on paper
26 5/8 x 36 7/8 in. (67.6 x 93.7 cm.)
Executed in 1973, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

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Sam Mansour
Associate Specialist, Head of New Now Sale
New York
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New Now

New York Auction 4 March 2020