Celebración. Fernando Botero
Size: 24,5x27 cm
Co-publication with Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao
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La Fábrica and Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao edited the catalog Fernando Botero. A Celebration. The book reflects the exhibition of the same name placed in Sala BBK Bilbao Museum until January 20, 2012. This book covers more than six decades of career of the great Colombian painter, to celebrate the 80th anniversary of his birth.
This detailed retrospective publication contains 79 paintings and one sculpture and the artist along with his daughter Lina, have taken part of it's selection process. His works, that comes mainly from his private collection, have been organized by subject guidelines so it's easier to have a full view of the Botero's career. From his early attemps to the circus, church or bullfight theme works, from Latin-American to still lifes, the book is an exciting walk through his master pieces.
The book also includes less well-know sides about Botero like his literature adventures. Between 1980 and 1981, Botero wrote and illustrated some stories published at El Tiempo newspaper Sunday readings. Catalog includes 5 drawings with their texts.
Finally, the book also contains a text by Mario Vargas Llosa called La suntuosa abundancia.