Fernando BOTERO

Fernando Botero was born in Medellin in 1932. From Colombia, he travelled to Spain and Paris before settling down in Florence where he found inspiration in the Italian Quattrocentro masters, discovering techniques from a bygone era. Today, he lives and works between New York, Paris and Tuscany. He is best known for his distinctive style of smooth inflated shapes with unexpected shifts in scale which reflects the artist's constant search to give volume presence and reality. His oeuvre ranges in subject matter, including daily life in Colombia, art historical references like the Mona Lisa, and abuses of power- all unified his exaggeratedly rotund figures. He has created monumental sculptures for public spaces in many major cities, including New York (Park Avenue), Paris (Champs-Élysées), Rome, and Monte Carlo. His works are found in many important private and public collections, such as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.); Ho-am Museum (Seoul); Israel Museum (Jerusalem); Kunsthalle Nuremberg (Nuremberg); Museo d’Arte Moderna del Vaticano (Rome); Museum Moderne Kunst (Vienna); Neue Pinakothek (Munich); Staatgalerie Moderne Kunst (Munich); Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Tel Aviv); The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York); The Museum of Modern Art (New York); and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York).

  • Figura y Forma

    Figura y Forma

    Hong Kong

    November 29, 2018 - December 31, 2018

  • Portrait of a Lady

    Portrait of a Lady

    Seoul

    September 13, 2018 - October 24, 2018

  • Fernando Botero & Antonio Seguí

    Fernando Botero & Antonio Seguí

    New York

    June 21, 2017 - July 05, 2017

  • Masters of Distinction

    Masters of Distinction

    Singapore

    September 16, 2016 - October 16, 2016

  • Grand Opening Miami

    Grand Opening Miami

    Miami

    March 24, 2016 - April 10, 2016

  • Icons of Art II

    Icons of Art II

    Dubai

    January 22, 2016 - February 25, 2016

  • Tempo

    Tempo

    Monaco

    July 10, 2015 - July 31, 2015

  • Fernando Botero

    Fernando Botero

    London

    February 10, 2015 - February 28, 2015

  • Icons of Art

    Icons of Art

    Dubai

    January 14, 2015 - February 04, 2015

  • Icons of Art

    Icons of Art

    Monaco

    July 17, 2014 - August 31, 2014

  • In Black & White

    In Black & White

    Geneva

    December 06, 2013 - December 21, 2013

  • Highlights, The Monaco Masters Show

    Highlights, The Monaco Masters Show

    Monaco

    July 05, 2013 - August 31, 2013

  • Fernando Botero, Antonio Seguí & Federico Uribe

    Fernando Botero, Antonio Seguí & Federico Uribe

    Paris

    March 22, 2013 - April 13, 2013

  • Contemporary Emotion

    Contemporary Emotion

    London

    February 13, 2013 - March 09, 2013

  • The Masters

    The Masters

    Seoul

    November 18, 2011 - December 31, 2011

  • Fernando Botero

    Fernando Botero

    Hong Kong

    September 16, 2011 - October 10, 2011

  • Fernando Botero, l'Art de la démesure

    Fernando Botero, l'Art de la démesure

    Geneva

    March 17, 2010 - March 31, 2010