"Girl", 1981

Miami Beach 2015
Galerie Thomas
bronze with black patina
108.0 x 46.0 x 59.0 (厘米)
42.5 x 18.1 x 23.2 (吋)
on the reverse with signature, numbered and foundry stamp 'Fonderia M. Italy' on the base. Edition of 6. Botero's distinctive style of smooth inflated shapes is today instantly recognizable. It reflects the artist's constant search to give volume presence and reality. Appropriating themes from all of art history, from the Middle Ages to the Italian quattrocento, from Latin American colonial art to the modern trends of the 20th century, Botero transforms them to his own particular style. His sculptures are the logical continuation of his painting. Even the small sculptures have something inherently monumental, a strong presence that cannot be ignored.