"Abu Ghraib" by Fernando Botero
Today we move from the beach to the big house. I knew Fernando had to have a dark side. I bet you thought it was all fun and games when painting fat people. Well it’s not. In this piece Botero highlights the American’s cruel treatment of prisoners during the Iraqi war. He has also used his art to condemn Columbian drug cartel violence. Strong stuff. Coincidentally, I am currently working on a piece depicting Justin Bieber peeing in a Miami jail cell. Cell mate - soul mates?