We are pleased to announce the exhibition Celebrate Botero, complimenting Fernando Botero's 60th career anniversary show at Centro Palacio de Correos, Plaza de Cibeles, in Madrid.
This unprecedented exhibition includes selected Masterpieces from the 60s and 70s from Gary Nader's outstanding collection and some loaned artworks, allowing us to survey two of the most significant decades of the master's career.
Botero's oeuvre is inspired by the work of his predecessor, where the "baroque" exaggeration of the portrayed objects reminds us that his signature style stands as an array of influences, from Renaissance masters to the 20th-century expressionist movements.
Fernando Botero was born in Medellin, Colombia (1932). In 1950, he graduated from Medellin University. He went on to study in Spain and Italy before eventually moving to New York in 1960, where he won the Guggenheim National Prize for Colombia. Over the next few years, Botero began to develop his trademark style. The small-town life he experienced as a child and the Colombian people of his youth would become his most rich source of inspiration. In 1973, Botero moved to Paris and began making sculptures. Botero has achieved international recognition for his painting, drawings, sculptures, and exhibitions around the world. His art is collected by many major international museums, corporations, and private collectors around the world.