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Fernando Botero

Colombian Fernando Botero is celebrated for his Colombian neo-figurative artwork, unified by the theme of exaggerated proportions and corpulence. In recent years his work has been exhibited in Tokyo, Athens, Quebec, Berkeley, and Washington D.C.


Botero’s Abu Ghraib

Define it as you will. We know the grimace and cringe. We know bound hands and blindfolds. The men in Fernando Botero’s paintings are being tortured. And we have the evidence—the photographs, the testimony of perpetrators, and the flesh-and-b [...]