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Fernando Botero (Columbian, b.1932) is celebrated for his painted and sculpted scenes featuring animals and figures with inflated proportions, reflecting the artist’s predilection for satire, caricature, and political commentary in his work. Here in "Caeza de Muj" (1975), Botero continues his iconic stylized busts in white marble, measuring 15 x 5.9 inches (38.1 x 15 cm).

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Publication: Edward J. Sullivan, "Botero Sculpture," New York, 1986, p. 62, illustrated (incorectly dated 1976)
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Provenance:
  • Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris. Sale: Sotheby's New York, Latin American Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture and Prints, November 18, 1991, lot 44, illustrated in color Galeria El Museo Bogota Present Collection, US.
Exhibition:
Beverly Hills, Louis Stern Galleries, "Fernando Botero- Pinturas, Trabajos en Papely Esculturas", April 1992.
Carcas, Galeria Espacio Fenix, "Maestros Colombianos" April 1993
Bogota, Galeria El Museuo, "Fernando Boero-Esculturas", April 1994, p. 5 illustrated.
Bogota, Galeria El Museum, "Selecciones para una coleccion" December 1994
  • Pickup Location: Florida, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 15 x 5.9 in. (38.1 x 14.99 cm.)
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