Fernando Botero - Latin America New York Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    George Nader, Latin American Art, Santo Domingo
    Acquired from the above 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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signed and numbered "Botero - 2/6" incised on the base
bronze with dark brown patina
19 1/8 x 13 1/8 x 9 1/2 in. (48.6 x 33.3 x 24.1 cm)
This work is number 2 from an edition of 6, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the artist.

$200,000 - 300,000 

Sold for $200,000

Contact Specialist
Kaeli Deane
Head of Sale, Latin American Art
New York
+1 212 940 1352

Latin America

New York Auction 24 May 2017