St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts to display Monumental Work of Fernando Botero

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 Fernando Botero - 'Smoking Woman' (1987) - Bronze - Private Collection.

ST. PETERSBURG, FL.- Fernando Botero is one of
Colombia’s and the world’s most popular artists. His monumental bronzes have
been seen on Park Avenue in New York, the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and
the Champs Élysées in Paris.
The Baroque World of Fernando
Botero, on view from January 9-April 4, 2010, is the first time such a large
exhibition of his work has been featured in the Tampa Bay area.
This is
also the first retrospective of the artist’s work in North America since the
acclaimed 1979 survey at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in
Washington, D.C. Spotlighting 100 stunning paintings, sculptures, and drawings,
this new exhibition is drawn from Botero’s private collection. These are key
works he saved or bought back, providing the artist’s personal look at the
amazing sweep of his career.