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Fernando Botero
(b. 1932)
CIRCUS WOMAN
Estimate
350,000450,000
JUMP TO LOT
51
Fernando Botero
(b. 1932)
CIRCUS WOMAN
Estimate
350,000450,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Latin American Art

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Fernando Botero
(b. 1932)
CIRCUS WOMAN
signed and dated 07 lower left
oil on canvas
46 1/4 by 32 in.
117.4 by 81.3 cm
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This lot is accompanied by a photo-certificate of authenticity from Tasende Gallery signed by the artist.

Provenance

Tasende Gallery, La Jolla
Private Collection, California

Exhibited

West Hollywood, Tasende Gallery, Botero in LA, 2010, p. 23, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

The fantastical world of the circus has fired the imaginations of artists throughout the ages: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Georges Seurat , Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, George Bellows, Alexander Calder and María Izquierdo, to name a few. In 2006, while on holiday in Mexico, it was Botero's turn to become entranced with the mix of the make believe, danger and tragi-comedy he saw in a small circus in Zihuatanejo. Botero's circus series was then born, depicting strong men,  twirling ballerinas, acrobats, lion tamers, clowns, jugglers, dancing elephants, dogs and horses under the striped tents.

Other works from the Circus series can currently be seen at the retrospective exhibition Botero: Una Celebración at the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, on view  March – June 2012.

 

 

Latin American Art

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New York