Fernando Botero - 20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session New York Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles
    Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1999)
    Thence by descent to 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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Property from a Private Collection, Beverly Hills


Reclining Woman with Mirror

incised with the artist's signature and number "Botero 2/6" and stamped with the foundry mark on the base
14 7/8 x 55 1/8 x 19 5/8 in. (38 x 140 x 50 cm)
Executed in 1986, this work is number 2 from an edition of 6 plus 2 artist's proofs.

$400,000 - 600,000 

Sold for $403,200

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20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

New York 8 December 2020