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Fernando Botero pursued excellence in art for sixty-five restless years, mastering many techniques and creating a formidable oeuvre of more than 3,000 paintings, over 200 sculptures, and at least 12,000...
Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz, a former diplomat to the United Nations, is an independent art curator for museums around the world. As an art critic and author, she has contributed to publications including Spanish, Italian, German and Mexican Vogue; The Art Newspaper and The Observer in the UK; Beaux Arts and L’Œil in France; El País and AD in Spain; and La Repubblica in Italy. She has written twelve books, including Balthus, Santiago Calatrava, Ai Weiwei and Fernando Botero and Jorge Luis Borges & María Kodama: The Infinite Encounter for Assouline. She has curated exhibitions in major institutions around the world on Rubens, Balthus, Fernando Botero, Santiago Calatrava, Manolo Blahnik, Picasso, and 2000 Nobel Prize winner Gao Xingjian. Over the years, she has worked with Arthemisia, Italy’s leading company for organizing art exhibitions, as well as photography archive management company Iconic Images. Her work includes partnerships with galleries such as Marlborough in New York and White Cube in London and collaborations with many artists, chief among them Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Ai Weiwei, Harland Miller, Tadao Ando and Zaha Hadid.
I have never found anything in life that fulfills me as much or gives me as much pleasure and peace as painting does.
— Fernando Botero
In the details
Ultimate Collection curates culture from around the world and across the ages. Hand-bound using traditional techniques, with color plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper, each page of this limited-edition series bears the unique imprint of the artisan.
In the details
Each purchase comes with complimentary white handling gloves and our signature tote bag.
Number of illustrations
W 15.55 x L 18.7 x D 33 in
Hand-bound limited edition in a linen clam-shell case
Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz
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Ultimate Gift Wrapping
Assouline signature gift wrapping is available. When this option is selected, books are wrapped in a special white matte gift wrapping paper – sourced specifically by the Assouline family for an authentic approach and sealed with the brand’s signature red wax seal for the final touch of luxury.
THE ART OF LUXURY BOOKMAKING
Since its beginnings in 1994, Assouline has been dedicated to creating books that are as informational as they are beautiful works of art. The respect for the product and the process of creation is evident in every facet – the traditional technique of hand-binding covers, the imagery that transports the reader to another place and time, the luxurious thickness of each page.
THE ULTIMATE TOWER
Assouline’s Ultimate Tower serves as a stylish new way for our readers to prominently display our most iconic collection. Crafted in a matte-black metal with the Assouline logo engraved on front of its base, the stand is capable of holding ten Assouline Ultimate titles and is a must-have for every culture connoisseur.