The Marlborough Gallery in New York City is currently the home of an exhibition of marble and bronze sculptures by the world-renowned Colombian artist Fernando Botero.
Botero was born in Medellin, Columbia in 1932. He moved to Bogota in 1951 and had his first exhibition there the same year at Galeria Leo Matiz. His first retrospective took place in 1970 in Germany at museums in Baden Baden, Berlin, Dussel- dorf and Hamburg. Since then, Botero has continually showed in museums all over the world. Within the last two decades he has had an astounding number of museum exhibitions in the following countries: Austria, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela, and the United States.
The exhibition will consist of nineteen sculptures. While there is a sculptural piece representing every year from 2005 to 2011, over half the works come from the years 2009 to 2011. The show will also include a coveted tour de force work from 2001 of Dancers. The sculptures range in size from about 12” in height to 50” and portray quintessential subjects associated with the master’s oeuvre. There will be two sculptural versions of ballerinas, several classical examples of reclining and seated nudes in varied positions, and two versions of the artist’s unique take on male and female riders on a horse.
The exhibit opened October 24 and will be displayed until December 1. Click here for additional information.\