Botero is the star at Casa Morton's Latin American Art Auction
A design for the opera backdrop Carmenby Georges Bizet, by the Colombian visual artist Fernando Botero (1932-2023), who died on September 15, will be the star of the Casa Morton Latin American Art Auctionwhich will take place on November 16, at 5:00 p.m., in the Candiles Room of the Naval Club Norte.
Botero is one of the most representative artists of Latin American art, who stood out for his distinctive style and his ability to play with form and volume.
“In this curtain he demonstrated his ability to tell stories through the arrangement of elements in the stage space,” commented María Fernanda Serrano, manager of Modern and Contemporary Art at Morton.
During a tour for the press, in which the 218 lots that make up the auction were presented, “one of the most anticipated of the year,” the specialist added that Botero “is, without a doubt, one of the most prolific and successful artists of the century.” XX that has always generated great expectations among the Mexican public, so we expect great interest from collectors.”
The temporary exhibition of the 218 works by Mexican and Latin American artists will be open to the public today, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., as well as tomorrow, Tuesday, November 14, and Wednesday, November 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. hours, at the North Naval Club.
Every semester, for ten years, this auction has been positioned as the most important in Latin America and is highly anticipated by collectors and art lovers. Furthermore, it is a thermometer of the art market and an investment opportunity,” commented Eduardo López Morton, general director of Morton Subastas.
This artistic event also provides the opportunity to discover works that have remained in private collections for years; Hence the importance of the general public being able to visit the exhibition of these works on the dates prior to their auction, so that they can observe them closely,” he explained.
On this occasion, the promoters detailed, a section dedicated to the painter Remedios Varo is presented, in which some “deeply personal drawings of the artist” are shown, which belonged to the Varo Uranga family.
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Another segment that will be present is that of Gunther Gerzso's pieces, among which stands out Omenan oil painting from the 1950s, exhibited at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Japan.
In this edition, pieces by Pedro and Rafael Coronel, Ricardo Martínez, Francisco Corzas and masters of the Oaxacan school such as Francisco Toledo, Rodolfo Morales and Sergio Hernández will also be auctioned.
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