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Fernando Botero (b. 1932)
LA MODELO
Estimate
300,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 468,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
29
Fernando Botero (b. 1932)
LA MODELO
Estimate
300,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 468,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Latin America: Modern Art Evening Sale

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Fernando Botero (b. 1932)
LA MODELO
signed and dated 11 lower right
oil on canvas
38 3/4 by 27 1/2 in.
98 by 70 cm
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This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist and dated April 3, 2012

Provenance

Acquired from the artist by the present owner

Catalogue Note

You can take the same subject and create a totally different painting. That’s where real originality lies, in taking something that’s already been done and doing it differently. The important thing for me is to take images that are so well-known that they’ve almost become part of the popular culture and, and then do something different with them. Sometimes, it’s simply that I’m deeply interested in understanding a painting, its technique and the spirit behind it.

Fernando Botero in Carlos Fuentes, Botero Women, New York, 2003, p.84

Latin America: Modern Art Evening Sale

|
New York