Botero's Abu Ghraib Paintings On Display at UC Berkeley
The popularity of Botero's art has made him rich -- rich enough to have donated to city museums in his native Colombia his collection of works by artists no less famous in their times than he: Max Beckmann, Edgar Degas, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and others.
But Botero, 74, took everyone by surprise when he devoted a series of drawings and paintings to the torture of Iraqi prisoners by American security personnel at Abu Ghraib detention center, west of Baghdad.
Will anyone be attending the event in Berkeley? It would be great to get photographs from the show which opens today at Doe Library...