The Easel

Fernando Botero’s Journey from Aspiring Bullfighter to Art Market Powerhouse

Not the most cerebral of reviews. Still, for an artist who gets limited coverage in the art world’s capitals, its better than nothing. Reputedly Latin America’s most prominent artist, Botero’s early study of Old Masters evolved into an exaggerated “volumetric” style. Although he spends little time in his native Columbia, his work focuses on day-to-day Latin American life. Stylistically, and financially it seems, “he really is his own thing”.