Fernando Botero - 20th c. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Thursday, July 2, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection
    Opera Gallery, Hong Kong
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2011

  • Exhibited

    Hong Kong, Opera Gallery, Fernando Botero, September 16 - October 10, 2011

  • 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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Danseuse équilibriste à cheval

signed and dated "Botero 06" lower left
red chalk on paper
15 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (40.4 x 30.3 cm)
Executed in 2006.

$35,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $37,500

Contact Specialist

John McCord
Head of Day Sale, Morning Session
New York
+1 212 940 1261

20th c. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 2 July 2020