Christie’s is pleased to offer a selection of important works by one of Latin America’s most celebrated and cherished modern masters, Fernando Botero (see below). With an international career spanning six decades, Botero is one of the most distinguished and sought after artists of his generation. Today, he is recognized throughout the world for his singular style that consistently blurs the boundaries between reality and fiction, and his ubiquitous rotund figures that reflect his witty approach to the history of art and visual representation.
Christie’s Latin American Sale (November 20-21) and Latin American Online Sale (16 November 16 – 2 December) feature 26 exceptional works by Fernando Botero, including paintings, sculptures and drawings. Traditional subjects such as portraits, landscapes and still lifes are well represented in this season’s curated offerings, which includes monumental-sized paintings such as Man and The Tree as well as intimate studies of oranges, cherries and onions. An impressive selection of sculptures of animals, human figures and mythological subjects, including The Rape of Europa and Man on a Horse, complete the sale.
At once satirical and humorous, yet also brilliantly earnest and replete with wonderment and abandon, Botero’s oeuvre depicts a vision of the world that is simultaneously familiar, uncanny, and imbued with a baroque sense of exuberance and joie de vivre.
© Fernando Botero, reproduced by permission.