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Fernando Botero (b. 1932)
LEDA AND THE SWAN 
Estimate
600,000800,000
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Fernando Botero (b. 1932)
LEDA AND THE SWAN 
Estimate
600,000800,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Latin America: Modern Art

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Fernando Botero (b. 1932)
LEDA AND THE SWAN 
inscribed with artist signature, numbered 1/6 and stamped with foundry mark on the base 
bronze
27 by 48 1/4 by 20 in.
69 by 123 by 51 cm
Executed in 2006. 
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Provenance

Acquired from the artist by the present owner 

Catalogue Note

“As in all the techniques that Botero applies, he craves perfection, so the bronzes display a splendid surface in which all the riches of the modeling can be enjoyed by the play of light and shadow. The figures of Greek mythology that we know from his paintings now come to us as larger than life divinities that can easily dominate a square or a rotunda in any city of the world. His reclining nudes, smoking or eating a forbidden fruit, with their undulating shapes, produce a most sensual and seductive effect in a garden of sculptures.” 

-John Sillevis, The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, New Haven, 2006, p. 31 

Latin America: Modern Art

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New York