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Fernando Botero - Bullfight: Paintings and Works on Paper

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

October 16, 2014


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In his youth, Fernando Botero developed a passion and curiosity for bullfighting that has remained with him throughout his illustrious, six-decade career. The artist was profoundly influenced by the spectacle of the bullring—the vivid colors, the dynamic movement, the beauty and violence, bravery and fear, the fine line between life and death. Bullfight features more than 140 oil paintings and 35 drawings by Botero, providing a gorgeous look at the artist’s iconic subject, the tauromaquia, or bullfight.

AS/COA and Glitterati will host the book launch of Bullfight: Paintings and Works on Paper by Fernando Botero. A book signing session will follow the launch.


  • Maya Jimenez, Assistant Professor of Art History, Kingsborough Community College
  • Teresita Levy, Associate Director, CLACLS, The Graduate Center; Assistant Professor, Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies, Lehman College

Registration is required. This is a members-only event.

AS members: Click here to register using your personal login.
COA & YPA members: register by e-mailing

Books will be available for purchase for $125. Seats will be filled on first-come first-served basis.

Event Information: Diogo Ide | | 1-212-277-8352
Press Inquiries: Adriana La Rotta | | 1-212-277-8384
Bullfight Information: Gayatri Mullapudi |
Membership: Americas Society | 212-277-8342
Membership: Young Professionals of the Americas |  212-277-8342
Cancellation: Juan Serrano-Badrena at, before 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Image: From Bullfight: Paintings and Works on Paper by Fernando Botero,
© 2014 published by Glitterati Incorporated.

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