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  • Provenance

    Courtesy of the Artist
    Property Sold to Benefit La Fondation Albert II de Monaco "Save the Mediterranean Sea" Project, Christies, London, October 12, 2012, lot 294
    Acquired at the above sale 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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Dancers

signed and dated "Botero 10" lower right
pencil on paper
12 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. (31.1 x 23.5 cm)
Executed in 2010.

Estimate
$30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $52,920

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

New York Auction 18 November 2021