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Fernando Botero
DOG
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 106,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT
513
Fernando Botero
DOG
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 106,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Fernando Botero
B. 1932
DOG
incised with artist's signature and stamped with the number 5/6 
bronze
17 by 12 by 17 1/2 in. 43.2 by 30.5 by 44.5 cm.
Executed in 1976, this work is number 5 from an edition of 6, plus 2 artist's proofs. 
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Provenance

M. Gutierrez Fine Arts, Inc., Key Biscayne
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1992 

Literature

Exh. Cat., Hanover, Galerie Brusberg, Brusberg Dokumente 11; Fernando Botero: Das Plastiche Werk, Hanover 1978, no. 9, illustrated
Carter Ratcliff, Botero, New York 1980, no. 174, p. 205, no. 174, illustrated in color
Edward Sullivan, Botero Sculpture, New York 1986, p. 129, illustrated in color 
J.C. Lambert & Benjamín Villegas, Botero Sculptures, Bogotá 1998, no. 65, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"Botero's painted - and sculpted - dogs are small, more energetic, wiry creatures. His 1976 Dog is a case in point. Small and short-haired, this is the kind of dog that would jump to lick the hand of someone it liked or promptly bite the trouser leg of someone it did not. Of all his animals, this dog seems to have the liveliest personality. Its upturned whiskers resemble the moustaches of Botero's smoking men and give a slightly smiling quality to the dog's face, making it something of a canine, Boteresque Mona Lisa." 

Edward Sullivan, Botero Sculpture, New York 1986, p. 129

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