Fernando Botero

Women of Botero

(SOLD OUT EDITION)

In the intimacy of his Monte Carlo studio, the art of Fernando Botero was born, a unique and unmistakable style that has made the Colombian master the volume painter and sculptor par excellence and one of the most valued contemporary artists on the international scene.

ARTIKA pays tribute to him with Botero’s Women, an artist’s book dedicated to one of the author’s most recurrent themes: the female figure. A unique edition, created in collaboration with Fernando Botero.

A unique edition, numbered and limited to 2,998 copies, created in collaboration with Fernando Botero himself.

The work is presented in a sculpture-case, designed with a slight relief in honor of his characteristic style, and which reproduces a detail of the painting Cabeza (2006). The two volumes inside the case, when joined together, form the same image.

«The Art Book, which includes 45 sheets with drawings of multiple female figures, suggestive, sensual and expressive, accompanied by quotes from Botero's own stories.»

And the Book of Studies, which delves into the work of the master, getting to understand the scope of a universal painter by the hand of the Professor of Art History Lourdes Cirlot.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

SCULPTURE - CASE

  • Two bodies made of high-density polyurethane, with relief and green, satin and textured lacquered finish. Closure by means of neodymium magnets.
  • Front printing done digitally with UVI drying.
  • Dimensions: 60,7 x 46,8 x 10,5 cm.
  • Weight: 7.6 kg.

STUDY BOOK

  • Delves into the work of the master, getting to understand the scope of a universal painter by the hand of the Professor of Art History Lourdes Cirlot.
  • Natur & Halflinnen, natural canvas cover.
  • Interior paper: Tatami White.

ART BOOK

  • Collects 45 plates with drawings of multiple female figures, suggestive, sensual and expressive, accompanied by quotations from stories by Botero himself.
  • Cover in natural Natur & Halflinnen cloth, lined on white cardboard.
  • A total of 112 pages + 1 red page.
  • Size: 32,4 x 40 cm.
  • Weight: 2.41 kg.

PRODUCTION PROCESS

Two types of paper have been used to print the drawings: a watercolor paper and a handmade paper, which reproduces the characteristics of the paper used by the artist.

The 45 sheets have been glued together using three dots of glue. The numbering and the artist’s seal appear on the back of each sheet.

The drawings in this edition are faithful to the originals, especially in the techniques used by Botero, such as watercolor and pencil.

Both the pages of the Art Book and the Study Book are hand-sewn with cotton thread.

The binding of both books is handmade with covers printed on canvas cloth.

The covers of the Art Book are formed by magnetized flaps that give this volume an impeccable finish.

Simultaneously bound, the two bound books of Botero’s Women form a detail of the image of the painting Cabeza (2006).

The sculpture-case, made of polyurethane, a type of high-density resin, is created from an aluminum mold.

Once the piece has been demolded, the artisan corrects possible impurities and imperfections by roughing and caulking.

The two parts of the case are lacquered in white and then in green, except for the face, imitating the color of the picture painted by Botero in 2006.

The color is then applied to the face with digital printing. To highlight the color and add details, two prints are made.

Finally, the signature of “Botero” is silk-screened by hand in white ink. In addition, the Notarial Act is hand numbered and included in the Art Book.

Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero

(1932, Medellín – 2023, Monaco) From a very young age he showed a keen interest in art, which grew to become his great passion. Fernando Botero’s artistic creations are imprinted with an irreverent interpretation of the figurative current, called boterismo, where volume becomes the absolute protagonist of his creations.

Today, his singular style has made him one of the most admired and recognized contemporary artists in the international artistic sphere.

About the artist

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