Art Services International Exhibitions

The Baroque World of Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero (b. 1932) is a painter, sculptor, and draftsman who depicts the comedy of human life -- moving or wry, baroque in expression, sometimes with a mocking observation, sometimes with a deep, elementary emotion. Working in a broad range of media, Botero has created a world of his own, at once accessible and enigmatic, with a particular blend of violence and beauty. ASI will present 100 of his paintings, sculptures, and drawings, the first retrospective exhibition in the United States of Botero's work since 1978, and selected by Dr. John Sillevis, Curator of the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague. Presented will be the best works from the several stages in his development as an artist. The exhibition follows Botero in his extensive studies of the history of European art, which he pursued in art museums across the continent. Another important theme illustrated in the exhibition is the glory and misery of contemporary life in Latin America.


Fernando Botero, Fernando Botero,
Fernando Botero, Fernando Botero, Smoking Woman, 1987, bronze, private collection. 

Dates: January 2007 – June 2011

January 27 - April 21
May 26 - August 19
September 15 - December 9
Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (Canada)
San Antonio Museum of Art (San Antonio, TX)
Oklahoma City Museum of Art (Oklahoma City, OK)
January 18 - February 24
March 15 - June 7
June 28 - September 21
October 18 - January 11, 2009
Society of the Four Arts (Palm Beach, FL)
Delaware Art Museum (Wilmington, DE)
New Orleans Museum of Art (New Orleans, LA)
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (Memphis, TN)
January 31 -- May 3
May 23 - August 15
September 12 - December 6
Naples Museum of Art, (Naples, FL)
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (Colorado Springs, CO)
Bowers Museum of Art (Santa Ana, CA)
January 9 - April 4
May 1 - July 25
August 21 - November 14
December 4 - February 27, 2011
St. Petersburg Museum of Art (St. Petersburg, FL)
Nevada Museum of Art (Reno, NV)
Glenbow Museum of Art (Calgary, Canada)
Winnipeg Art Gallery (Winnipeg, Canada)
March 19 - June 12, 2011
Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, OH)

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Art Services International Exhibitions