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Fernando Botero

Rape of Europa (Abduction of Europa)

Estimate:

1,500,000 to - 2,000,000 USD

Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero

Rape of Europa (Abduction of Europa)

Rape of Europa (Abduction of Europa)

Estimate:

1,500,000 to - 2,000,000 USD

Lot sold:

1,532,500

USD

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Fernando Botero

b. 1932

Rape of Europa (Abduction of Europa)


incised with the artist's signature and number EA 2/2; stamped with the foundry mark Fonderia Mariani (on the base)

bronze

124 by 83 by 72 in.

315 by 210.8 by 183 cm.

Executed in 1992, this work is the second artist's proof from an edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs.

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Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner 
Benjamín Villegas, ed., Botero Sculptures, Bogotá, 1998, three casts illustrated in color pp. 128-30 (edition numbers unknown)
Marlborough, Botero: Monumental Sculpture (exhibition catalogue), New York, 2001, illustrated in color p. 24 (edition number unknown)
Paola Gribaudo, Boterto: Women, New York, 2003, p. 222, illustrated in color p. 19 (edition number unknown)
New York, Park Avenue, Botero in New York, 1993, illustrated in color p. 53 and on the cover (another cast exhibited)
Chicago, Chicago Cultural Center, Botero in Chicago, 1994, illustrated in color p. 4 (another cast exhibited)
Buenos Aires, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Botero en Buenos Aires, 1994, p. 152, illustrated in color p. 144 (edition number unknown)
Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fernando Botero: Monumental Sculptures and Drawings, 1994-95, illustrated in color p. 19 and on the cover (another cast exhibited)
Beverly Hills, Santa Monica Boulevard, Botero in 90210, 1995-96 (another cast exhibited)
Washington D.C., Art Museum of the Americas, Botero in Washington, 1996, pp. 30, 60, illustrated in color p. 31 and on the cover (edition number unknown)