The sculptures of nationally and internationally famous Colombian artist Fernando Botero recently embarked on a world-wide tour to support Latin American art.
Miami marks the primary destination of Botero’s unique works. 15 of his sculptures were recently put on display in Bayfront Park of Miami, Florida for the Latin-influenced population to view.
Chosen by the Nader Latin American Art Museum as their first exposition to promote Latin American artists, Botero’s distinguished obese women dressed in bronze will remain in Miami until January 2016 and participate in the world-renowned art festival, Art Basel.
These bronze women, which together conform Botero’s exposition known as Monumental Sculptures, were also lucky enough to fly to Paris, Venice, New York, Tokyo and Athens, among other global culture centers, before arriving in Miami.
While Miami onlookers rest their eyes on Botero’s undisputed masterpieces, the artist himself will be traveling across the world to China in the next few days, and for the first time in his life, he will finalize the details of ‘Botero in China’, the name of his 117-piece exposition in the Asian country.
The first of these exhibitions, which are part of the celebration of the 35th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Colombia, will begin on November 20 at the National Museum of China in Beijing.
On January 21 of 2016, Botero’s other works will arrive to the China Art Museum in Shanghai, with an audience of about 30,000 people daily, amounting to more than 7 million visits to Botero’s works in both Chinese museums during their stay.