WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA.- New work by Fernando Botero is the subject of the exhibit Botero in LA presented by Tasende Gallery, 8808 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, September 15 through October 30, 2010. The nine paintings, six drawings and four sculptures comprising the show were created during the last few years. They include family portraits, circus themes, women, horses, and still lifes. Early in his career Botero found inspiration in the work of Renaissance painter Piero della Francesca. The way in which this great artist achieved fullness of form, spatial organization and perfect chromatic harmony astonished me color married with form to transmute into an ideal abstraction. Volume suggested by form is the essence of the artists painting and sculpture. In his catalogue essay, Peter Selz describes the artists style: for Botero his unique plastic distortion became his personal style.