Botero is still alive and painting. He was horrified at the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal. You can see his depictions with a Google Image search of ‘Botero Abu Ghraib’. Lately he’s been doing a lot of Jesus.
I’d never heard of Botero before moving to Colombia, but became very familiar with his style afterwards. Once I knew, I was surprised one time visiting St. Louis to see a Botero sculpture right there in my hometown. Just south of downtown Clayton, there’s a man on horse statue at the intersection Hanley of Wydown. I must’ve passed that sculpture 100 times without seeing it.
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