Fernando Botero -
Fernando Botero - $845.00
About the Author
Fernando Botero has 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 drawings. Few artists have been able to create a world as distinctive as Botero’s, instantly recognizable worldwide by the balance between inventive volumetric forms and magnificent sense of color—meticulous compositions painted with almost invisible brushstrokes, an expression of sumptuousness and sensuality radiating a sense of unity. Botero’s art communicates monumentality and his sculpture accentuates it.
Enjoying an exceptional position as one of the most successful contemporary artists, Fernando Botero nevertheless continues exploring with the same “fighting” attitude of his beginnings, wanting to learn a bit more day by day, as for him an artist is never “complete” and the process of knowledge has no end. “One can never claim to know how to paint,” he asserts. “It is important to never lose one’s strong inner feeling or the determination to develop one’s personal style as an artist.” This spectacular hand-bound Ultimate Collection volume presented in a linen clamshell case includes previously unpublished works and was curated in collaboration with the renowned artist himself from among Botero’s most important works from each period of his singular oeuvre.
- 152 pages
- 100 illustrations
- English language
- Released in November 2016
- W 15.55 x L 18.70 x D 3.03 in
- hand-bound limited edition in a linen clam-shell case
- ISBN: 9781614284734
- 19.66 lb
Assouline’s Ultimate Collection is an homage to the art of luxury bookmaking. 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. Treating a range of topics from jewelry and fashion, fine art and the ‘Impossible Collections,’ the Ultimate Collection curates culture from around the world and across the ages. Nestled in linen clamshell presentation cases, these books attract collectors, lovers of the printed page, and those who devour the culture of our time. Signaling a new level of sophistication for true connoisseurs, these unique books are works of art in their own right.