Sculptures by Fernando Botero seen at The Shops at Columbus Circle, New York - Adam and Eve
Sculptures by Fernando Botero seen at The Shops at Columbus Circle, New York - Adam and EveSculptures by Fernando Botero seen at The Shops at Columbus Circle, New York - Adam and Eve
Botero's rotund, generously-proportioned Adam and Eve, stand strong and silent in the hustle and bustle of the Colombus Circle shops. Created at the beginning of the Bible but crafted by Botero in 1990, Adam and Eve represent the first human couple. Looming over tourists' heads, naked and unabashed, it's hard to say what they have in mind. Flanking the up-and-down elevators on either side, the two bronze giants encourage visitors to stop and stare for a bit before continuing onwards.

Meet the Creator

"Born in 1932 in Medillin, Colombia, Fernando Botero studied art in both Italy and Spain, and travelled around Europe and South America. Perhaps best known for his portrayals of Colombian poverty and political corruption, Botero's work ranges from graphic paintings of Abu Ghraib abuses to highly abstracted forms. Botero's paintings and sculptures can often be recognized by their 'fat figures', inflated bodies that have become a signature form for the artist. Botero's pieces are held in public collections such as the Guggenheim Museum, the Pushkin Museum and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. He lives and works in Paris, Monte Carlo, Pietrasanta, and New York. "

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