Dec 20, 1979–Feb 10, 1980
Showcased were 66 works, often parodies of “official” art, in the first American retrospective to honor Colombian artist and sculptor Fernando Botero (b. 1932), then 47 years old and living in Paris. The works were drawn from more than 40 museums and galleries as well as the artist’s own holdings. Eight pieces of a large sculpture Botero worked on in 1976-1977 were included.