Fernando Botero: Beauty in Volume

New York

Thursday, September 18 – Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Party, 2012

Ballerina, 2011

Press Release

David Benrimon Fine Art is pleased to announce its solo exhibition of Fernando Botero’s work in our new state of the art gallery located in the Crown Building, 730 Fifth Avenue in New York City. This follows the gallery’s critically acclaimed presence in the Botero market for over 20 years.

 

The exhibition focuses on master works from Botero’s career and includes paintings, sculptures and works on paper. We have carefully chosen the title of the show, Beauty in Volume, to not only reflect upon the scale of his prolific career, but also upon the subject matters themselves. 

 

Spanning over four decades, each work in the show has been carefully selected for its overwhelmingly recognizable style known as “Boterismo.” The paintings are exclusive for their valiant and bold use of color such as ochre, ruby and Prussian blue, as well as for the overwhelming “roundness” and sumptuousness. The sculptures included are among his rarest and most desirable produced, and the works on paper offer iconic representations of the subjects he often painted.

Whether satiracle or graceful, each piece invites, enchants and engages the viewer through their connection to art historical references, such as the reclining nude, the still life, or the traditional Madonna and Child – themes dating back to the early Renaissance.

 

This exhibition has been curated by Gina Viggiano and is accompanied by an exhibition catalogue with an essay written by Linda Rosen.

 

For further information please contact the gallery at info@benrimon.com or at +1.212.628.1600. All images are subject to copyright. Gallery approval must be granted prior to reproduction.