A Potent Parade of Fernando Botero Sculptures Welcomes Visitors to Miami
Thirteen monumental sculptures will be on view thanks to the Nader Art Museum Latin America.
If you’re cruising down Lincoln Road in Miami Beach this week, keep your eyes peeled for some unexpected figures. Thirteen of Columbian artist Fernando Botero’s plump sculptures have recently been unveiled along this central thoroughfare.
For fans of the Medellin-born artist’s work, the trip offers much to look forward to, including familiar and well-loved Botero works such as Male Torso, Rape of Europa, and Leda and the Swan, among other favorites. The public art installation is organized by the Nader Art Museum Latin America and the Lincoln Road Business Improvement District.
Botero is among the most internationally famous Latin American artists and his signature style among the most recognizable. “He has certainly earned his place in history,” said Gary Nader, Founder of Nader Art Museum. “Being around his artwork is pleasing to the eye and brings a smile to the face of all of those who see it.”
Previously sculptures by Botero have been installed along the Champs-Élysées in Paris, Yebisu Garen in Tokyo, Lustgarten in Berlin, and Park Avenue in New York. The masterminds behind the Lincoln Road exhibition are predicting that some six million visitors will pass by the sculptures, which are on view through March of next year.
See images of the Lincoln Road installation below.
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