Botero Retrospective at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Monday, August 27, 2007
Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is pleased to present The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, opening September 13 through December 2, 2007. This retrospective exhibition, drawn from the collection of the artist and assembled over the last fifty years, has been organized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia. The exhibition’s 100 paintings, sculptures, and drawings were selected by Dr. John Sillevis, curator of the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague.
The Baroque World of Fernando Botero includes favorite works that Botero was unable to part with, as well as pieces reacquired years after they left his possession. Many have never before been exhibited in public. Thus, this exhibition provides a long overdue opportunity to investigate the complex workings of this talented artist not only by viewing some of his most renowned masterpieces, but also by studying his most personal works of art.