When it comes to bridging imagination and reality, there is no one in the art world quite like Fernando Botero

When it comes to bridging imagination and reality, there is no one in the art world quite like Fernando Botero

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If only we all had Fernando Botero’s irrepressible artistic spirit and his equally tenacious work ethic. The Colombian painter and sculptor may be in his mid-80s, but he continues to produce his pieces at a steady clip – a source of much delight across the art world, given collectors’ voracious appetites for his work. His 1979 painting, The Musicians, was auctioned by Christie’s for a record USD2.03 million in 2007, while Sotheby’s 2011 Fernando Botero: A Celebration sale amassed a total of USD7.5 million.

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