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Photo: Dan Wayne

Fernando Botero
Born 1932 in Medellin, Colombia
Lives and works in Paris, France, and Pietrasanta, Italy
La Pudeur, 1980
pen and ink on paper
15 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (image)
16 x 12 3/4 inches (paper)
Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. R. Crosby Kemper, Jr.
1999.2
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Photo: Dan Wayne

Fernando Botero
Born 1932 in Medellin, Colombia
Lives and works in Paris, France, and Pietrasanta, Italy
La Pudeur, 1981
bronze with polished granite base
72 x 24 x 21 inches
Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. R. Crosby Kemper, Jr.
1998.15.a–b
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Botero is best known for his full-figured, curvilinear, monumental bronze figures. Heavily influenced by classical sculpture, Botero has been exploring the human form for more than forty years. The title of this piece is French for "modesty."