New work by Fernando Botero is the subject of the exhibit Botero in LA presented by Tasende Gallery, 8808 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood September 15 through October 30, 2010. The nine paintings, six drawings and four sculptures comprising the show were created during the last few years. They include family portraits, circus themes, women, horses, and still lifes.
Fernando Botero’s journey from the remote and insular town of Medellín, Colombia, beginning in 1932, to the height of the international art world is portrayed in essays by History of Art Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley Peter Selz and through biographical material found in the exhibition catalogue Botero in LA. The publication is also found on line at tasendegallery.com.
Opening reception will take place Wednesday, September 15 from 6 to 8 pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 6pm and Saturday 11am to 5 pm.