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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT NEW YORK COLLECTOR

Fernando Botero
SELF-PORTRAIT AT THE AGE OF FOUR
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 325,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT NEW YORK COLLECTOR

Fernando Botero
SELF-PORTRAIT AT THE AGE OF FOUR
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 325,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Fernando Botero
B. 1932
SELF-PORTRAIT AT THE AGE OF FOUR
signed and dated 66; signed, titled, dated 66 and dedicated A Tracy Atkinson on the reverse
oil on canvas
40 7/8 by 33 in. 103.8 by 83.8 cm.
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Provenance

Collection of Tracy Atkinson, Texas (gift of the artist circa 1966)
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2002

Catalogue Note

"Botero keeps a middle ground between what is perceived and what is imagined. He combines a face-to-face vision of things with a reflective relationship. He takes into account the reflection of the thing in the organic eye and considers this reflection, modifying it only to the extent that is compatible with maintaining a relative amount of classical pictorial figuration. He combines the unique point of view on the object with perspective, which is not possible in the classical sense: volume." 

Marcel Paquet, Botero: Philosophy of the Creative Act, New York 1992, p. 22

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