Following the overwhelming success of Botero in China: Exhibition of Fernando Botero – the first ever retrospective of Fernando Botero’s work in China in 2016, The Peninsula Hong Kong will join hands with The Peninsula Shanghai to showcase Botero’s world-class works this year, including iconic bronze sculptures and key paintings.
Fernando Botero was born in Medellín, Colombia, in 1932 and attended a matador school in his youth. He later studied art at Madrid’s Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. After his art began to achieve international acclaim in the 1970s, Botero moved to Paris. In the French capital, he began creating sculptures and later, the huge bronze figures that became his hallmark. In 2012, he received the Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture award from the International Sculpture Centre. Today, his paintings and sculptures are exhibited around the world such as Park Avenue in New York City, the Champs-Élysées in Paris and Central Harbourfront in Hong Kong.
The exhibition is organized by the family of Fernando Botero alongside The Peninsula Hong Kong. For any inquiries, please contact Juan Montana at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sandra Montana at email@example.com.