Botero's Woman on a Horse sculpture may ride to $1.2m
Equine-obsessed Fernando Botero will sell alongside Frida Kahlo in a Latin American art auction
On May 26 and 27, Christie's Latin American sale will offer an exceptional selection of works by modern and contemporary masters hailing from Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and many other regions throughout the Americas.
Rich in art from private collections, the two-day auction presents nearly 300 works by leading Latin American artists such as Frida Kahlo, Fernando Botero, Joaquín Torres-García, José María Velasco, Gunther Gerzso, and Rufino Tamayo, among others.
Among the auction's exceptional lots is Survivor, 1938 by Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) (estimated at $100,000-150,000). It will be one of the outstanding highlights of the Latin American Evening Sale.
This will mark the first time that this rare and extraordinary work has come to market since it was initially exhibited in 1938 at the Julien Levy Gallery, in Kahlo's very first solo exhibition.
Fernando Botero is also well represented in the sale with major works that exhibit both the breadth and scope of his oeuvre. Botero's Woman on a Horse is estimated at $800,000-1,200,000.
The sculpture is a terrific, monumental bronze that demonstrates the artist's penchant for playing with scale. It is an iconic example of one of the artist's most beloved themes: the equestrian subject, in which a sumptuous, beautiful, strong female nude is executed in the bronze medium.
The Christie's Latin American Evening Sale will take place on May 26, while the Latin American Day Sale will be held at May 27. Viewings will take place at teh Christie's Rockefeller Center Galleries from May 22-26, in New York.
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