Galerie Thomas

Tuerkenstrasse 16
80333 Munich

+49 89 290008-0
+49 89 290008-88

Opening hours

Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm

Fernando Botero

Medellin, Colombia 1932 - 2023 Monaco

Artist info


'The first idea for a work is usually satirical, but that soon takes a back seat. It becomes love – and painting. From a certain moment on, the picture becomes a still life for me. To me, every painting is a still life.'
- Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero at Galerie Thomas

Fernando Botero has frequently exhibited at Galerie Thomas; the gallery has been handling his work for decades. Since 1997, when the first solo exhibition was shown at the gallery, Galerie Thomas has been working directly with Botero. On the occasion of the 75th birthday of the artist, Galerie Thomas and six galleries all over the world opened an exhibition with works by Botero on April 19, 2007. That same year Galerie Thomas, in cooperation with the Embassy of Columbia, presented an exhibition of Fernando Botero‘s monumental bronzes in the city centre of Berlin, which was inaugurated in the presence of the artist. The following year, the documentary film "Botero - Born in Medellin" by director Peter Schamoni premiered in Munich at the start of the film festival “Filmtage München”. To mark the occasion, Galerie Thomas installed a monumental bronze by Botero in front of the cultural centre Gasteig, the home of the festival.
The collaboration of Galerie Thomas with the exceptional artist Fernando Botero has long changed to friendship, characterized by admiration and trust.



  • Fernando Botero - Circus

    Fernando Botero • Circus


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  • Botero in Berlin

    Botero in Berlin

  • Fernando Botero

    Fernando Botero


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