Botero to be laid to relaxation in Pietrasanta beside his spouse.
Colombian artist Fernando Botero, who died in Monaco on Friday on the age of 91, is to be buried within the Tuscany area of Italy, his household introduced.
Botero, famed internationally for his work and sculptures of corpulent figures, is to be laid to relaxation in Pietrasanta, his son Fernando Botero Zea informed Italian information company ANSA.
The artist, who had a house within the Tuscan city, is to be buried beside his spouse, the Greek artist Sophia Vari who died simply 4 months earlier than Botero.
“After Colombia, Italy was a very powerful nation for my father,” Botero Zea informed ANSA.
Botero was an honorary citizen of Pietrasanta, the place his household met up each summer season, and earlier than his dying he expressed the want to be buried within the city’s cemetery.
The city’s mayor Alberto Stefano Giovannetti underlined the robust bond that has lengthy linked Botero with Pietrasanta, telling Tuscan newspaper La Nazione: “If we’re a cradle of artwork, we owe it to him”.