Fernando Botero - New Now New York Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Jairo Quintero Gallery, Barranquilla
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in the early 1990s

  • 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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Paul Cézanne Jr.

signed and dated "BOTERO 63" lower left; further signed, titled and dated "BOTERO 63 Paul Cezanne [sic] Jr." on the reverse
oil on canvas
17 x 15 1/8 in. (43.3 x 38.5 cM)
Painted in 1963.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $214,200

Contact Specialist

Patrizia Koenig
Associate Specialist, Head of New Now Sale
20th Century & Contemporary Art [email protected]

New Now

New York Auction 3 March 2021