FERNANDO BOTERO | Untitled (St. George)

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David Benrimon Fine Art
FERNANDO BOTERO
Untitled (St. George), 1983
Signed and dated "Botero 83"
Sanguine and ink on paper
25.5 x 21.75 x 3 in. (framed)
19.5 x 16.75 in.

$90,000

PROVENANCE
Private collection
Christie's New York, May 30, 2013.
Private collection, New York

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Fernando Botero Angulo (born 19 April 1932) is a Colombian figurative artist and sculptor. Born in Medellín, his signature style, also known as “Boterismo” depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece. He is considered the most recognized and quoted living artist from Latin America, and his art can be found in highly visible places around the world, such as Park Avenue in New York City and the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Self-titled “the most Colombian of Colombian artists” early on, he came to national prominence when he won the first prize at the Salón de Artistas Colombianos in 1958. Working most of the year in Paris, in the last three decades he has achieved international recognition for his paintings, drawings and sculpture, with exhibitions across the world. His art is collected by many major international museums, corporations and private collectors. In 2012, he received the International Sculpture Center’s Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award.
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