Fernando Botero’s Cat in BarcelonaCataloniaSpain was purchased by Barcelona City Council in 1987. The sculpture has become an integral part of one of Barcelona’s most widely redeveloped areas and is a favourite meeting place.

A sculpture made by the Colombian artist Fernando Botero. The sculpture is a large and fat cat, built in bronze. It weighs more than 2 tons and measures 7 meters long by 2.50 meters high.

Fernando Botero Angulo (19 April 1932 – 15 September 2023) was a Colombian figurative artist and sculptor from Medellín. His signature style, also known as “Boterismo”, depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece. He was considered the most recognized and quoted artist from Latin America in his lifetime, and his art can be found in highly visible places around the world, such as Park Avenue in New York City and the Champs-Élysées in Paris, at different times.

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