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    Sale 2005

    Latin American Sale Evening Session

    28 - 29 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 37

    Fernando Botero (Colombian b. 1932)

    Untitled (Girl with White Dress)

    Price Realised  


    Fernando Botero (Colombian b. 1932)
    Untitled (Girl with White Dress)
    signed and dated 'Botero 67' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    36 1/8 x 34 in. (91.7 x 86.4 cm.)
    Painted in 1967.

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    The kind of figurative work I do derives in a way from the experience of abstraction: it's not the same kind of figurative art as that practiced before abstraction. My compositions are based on the requirements of color and form, so I often have to turn a painting upside down in order to view it as an abstract work. Abstraction has taught us to arrange colors and forms in a self-sufficient manner, so I need complete freedom in matters of proportion and, up to a point, in color as well.

    Fernando Botero

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of Charlotte and John Parkinson III