Four of Pablo Picasso’s women from the collection of Washington, DC real estate developer Sam Rose and his wife, Julie Walters, will go on sale this fall at Christie’s in New York, carrying a combined low estimate of $28 million. “As a noted Picasso connoisseur, Sam Rose spent many years assembling these compelling portraits with his wife, Julie Walters,” says Conor Jordan, Deputy Chairman, Impressionist and Modern Art, Christie’s. “From the lyrical eroticism of the years of Marie-Thérèse eclipsed in turn by the tumultuous era of Dora, and then the vernal rebirth of Françoise’s presence, through to Jacqueline’s classical, watchful aura, this suite of works shines a glorious light on Picasso’s art and traces its progress over twenty-five years of innovation.”
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Fernando Botero (born April 19, 1932 in Medellín, Antioquia) is a Colombian neo-figurative artist, self-titled “the most Colombian of Colombian artists” early on, coming to prominence when he won the first prize at the Salón de Artistas Colombianos in 1959.
Abu Ghraib 50, 2005-image via www.hwaethwugu.com
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Hand, Madrid image via http://commons.wikimedia.org
Una Coppia, 1999 image via www.worldgallery.co.uk
He is an abstract artist in the most fundamental sense of the word, choosing what colors, shapes, and proportions to use based on intuitive aesthetic thinking. This being said, his works are informed by a Colombian upbringing and social commentary is woven throughout his work.
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