Lot 44
  • 44

Fernando Botero (b. 1932)

Estimate
400,000 - 600,000 USD
Sold
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Description

  • Fernando Botero
  • Nude on the Beach
  • signed and dated 00 lower right
  • oil on canvas
  • 44 5/8 by 65 in.
  • 113.3 by 165.1 cm
  • Painted in 2000.

Provenance

Opera Gallery, Hong Kong

Catalogue Note

“I believe that it is important to create a painting that functions within free, imaginative, innovative parameters. It is not a matter of creating the kind of beauty that fits into the classical canons. The purpose, rather, is to reach a stage at which it has become possible to surprise and be surprised. It is a matter of finding something that, in the midst of exuberance and distortion, conveys peace and equilibrium.”

-Fernando Botero

Botero: Women, New York, Rizzoli Publications, 2003, p. 58

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