• Latin American Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2320

    Latin American Sale

    26 - 27 May 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 61

    Fernando Botero (Colombian b. 1932)

    Society Lady

    Price Realised  

    Fernando Botero (Colombian b. 1932)
    Society Lady
    signed and dated 'Botero 95' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    49 5/8 x 39 3/8 in. (126 x 99 cm.)
    Painted in 1995.


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    I do not have a favorite subject. My desire is to create a painter's world like the real world--full of everything. It is important to be able to paint everything and come out with something that is a part of your "world," because this means that you have a position, a style, and not a "product," which is what most painters have.

    Fernando Botero
    G. Arciniegas, Fernando Botero, New York, Abrams, 1977.

    Provenance

    Fondation Veranneman, Brussels.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.