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  • Provenance

    Galleria Tega, Milan
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Milan, Galleria Tega, Botero, 11 May - 15 July 2006, p. 112-113

  • 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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La Lettera

signed and dated 'Botéro '06' lower right; further signed and inscribed 'obre de mi mano Botéro' on the reverse
mixed media on paper
38.5 x 31 cm (15 1/8 x 12 1/4 in.)
Executed in 2006.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £27,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 4 October 2018