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    Sale 2054

    Latin American Sale Evening Session

    19 - 20 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 41

    Fernando Botero (Colombian b. 1932)

    Venus Sleeping

    Price Realised  

    Fernando Botero (Colombian b. 1932)
    Venus Sleeping
    signed and numbered 'Botero 4/6' and stamped with foundry mark (on the side of the base)
    bronze with dark brown patina
    17¾ x 59¾ x 23 in. (45 x 151.7 x 58.4 cm.)
    Executed in 1990.
    Edition four of six.


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    Provenance

    Didier Imbert Fine Art, Paris.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner (1992).


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private American Collection


    Literature

    Exhibition catalogue, Fernando Botero in Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo, Marisa del Re Gallery, 1992 (another cast illustrated in color).
    Lambert, J-C., Botero Sculptures, Villegas editores, Bogotá, 1998, pp. 196-197 (another cast illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    Monte Carlo, Marisa del Re Gallery, Inc., Fernando Botero in Monte Carlo, March 20th - September 30th, 1992 (another cast exhibited).