Fernando Botero Colombian Landscape Leads Christie’s Latin American Art Sale

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NEW YORK, NY.- Works by Colombian artist Fernando Botero and Uruguay’s Joaquin Torres-Garcia are expected to lead Christie’s Latin American sale which includes nearly 350 works by artists from 16 countries. “Colombian Landscape,” Botero’s 1986 landscape with a nude couple relaxing in a corner of a meadow, is expected to fetch up to $1.2 million in the sale that could surpass $20 million. The seven-and-a-half feet wide painting tops the works from 145 artists that will be auctioned on May 26 and 27 at Christie’s in New York. Virgilio Garza, the head of Latin American Paintings at Christie’s, said the sale offers works that transcend the border of the Latin American market. “As well as Latin American Modernist Masterpieces