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    Sale 2005

    Latin American Sale Evening Session

    28 - 29 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 48

    Fernando Botero (Colombian b. 1932)

    Horse

    Price Realised  

    Fernando Botero (Colombian b. 1932)
    Horse
    signed and numbered 'Botero E.A 1/2' and stamped with foundry mark (on the base)
    bronze with dark brown patina
    39 x 41 x 20 in. (99 x 104.2 x 50.8 cm.)
    Executed in 2005.
    Artist's proof one of two.


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    This work is sold with a photo-certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.


    "He has the greatest reverence for horses...his father rode a horse through the hills of Antioquia. Botero's equally affectionate evocations of all of his various animals remind us that he thinks of these creatures as integral to his own personal universe."

    E. J. Sullivan, Botero Sculpture, 1984.

    Provenance

    Private collection, Miami.
    Galería La Cometa, Bogotá.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


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