Botero has brought a new interpretation to the aesthetics of our time, the circus, Latin American life, still life, reinterpretations of past masters of art history… The artist's works contain many references to his own culture, and in a unique style,
they question the concept of beauty in our century.
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).