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PROPERTY FROM A SOUTH CAROLINA PRIVATE COLLECTION

Fernando Botero
THE RAPE OF EUROPA
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 387,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
531

PROPERTY FROM A SOUTH CAROLINA PRIVATE COLLECTION

Fernando Botero
THE RAPE OF EUROPA
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 387,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Fernando Botero
B. 1932
THE RAPE OF EUROPA
incised with artist's signature and the number 6/6
bronze
23 by 11 1/2 by 15 in. 58.4 by 29.2 by 38.1 cm.
Executed in 2002, this work is number 6 from an edition of 6. 
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Provenance

Private Collection, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
James Goodman Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above 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 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 

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