I think this is one of Fernando’s better know pieces. If you are Botero and thinking BIG it doesn’t get bigger than this. Duchamp only added a mustache, but Botero has added about 200 pounds! I think it is a great riff on a masterpiece and I love the way he has been able to retain La Gioconda’s mysterious smile. Not surpisingly, I have also done a painting appropriating the Mona Lisa. What next for me and my new mate?


November 18, 2014

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