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Nassau County Museum of Art Announces Exhibition by Fernando Botero

ROSLYN HARBOR, NY.- Nassau County Museum of Art (NCMA) will present a major exhibition that showcases work by one of the most honored Latin American artists working today. Fernando Botero includes a range of paintings, drawings and monumental sculpture that exemplify Botero’s most familiar themes: commonplace scenes of everyday life, life in the bedroom, life of the streets and people rapt in the excitement of music or family activities. Throughout, Botero’s characters are seen in their “Botero-esque” girth and grandeur. Works by this famed artist were previously seen at the museum in a major 2005 exhibition. Fernando Botero opens at NCMA on March 13, 2010 and remains on view through May 24, 2010. The exhibition is sponsored by David Benrimon Fine Art LLC. A native of Colombia, Botero has resided in New York, Paris and Tuscany. In the 1960s, he began to achieve acclaim for his satirical paintings