Last night November 21, the most expected public art exhibition of the season: Botero on Lincoln Road was officially unveiled. The Nader Art Museum in partnership with Lincoln Road Business Improvement District (BID) present 13 monumental Botero sculptures on the pedestrian promenade, from November 21, 2019 through March 31, 2020.
Colombian artist Fernando Botero is considered the most recognized and quoted living artist from Latin America. Botero’s groundbreaking outdoor sculptures previously exhibited in the most prominent locations throughout the world including the Champs-Élysées in Paris, Yebisu Garen in Tokyo, Lustagrten in Berlin, Park Avenue in New York City, and now are present in the epicenter of Miami Beach – Lincoln Road.
Visitors accessing the promenade through the Washington Avenue entrance are welcomed by one of Botero’s most illustrious sculptures “Male Torso.” Stroll further, and visitors will come across “Adam” and “Eve”, “Leda and the Swan,” and “Bird,” among others. Those entering from Washington Avenue are greeted by “Rape of Europa” sculpture. In addition to the monumental sculptures, the Gary Nader Art Centre (62 NE, 27th street, Miami, Fla. 33137) will present from December 1 ‘Espacio Botero,’ to further showcase the prolific artist’s beautiful paintings, drawings and stunning sculptures.
Botero, with his immense sculptures, manipulates forms, proportions, volumes, and sizes to create smooth, round, and plump humans and animals that transform their surroundings and generate an immediate response from the viewer. He once said of his sculptures, “I never give particular traits to my figures. I don’t want them to have personality, but rather represent a type that I create. My sculptures do not carry any messages, social or otherwise. What matters for me is the form, the voluptuous surfaces, which emphasize the sensuality of my work. I like the enormous size; it is the fulfillment of my longing for voluptuous round forms.”