Botero creates his subjects using exaggerated volume, getting a reaction of humor or criticism depending on the subject. His works of art include sculpture as well as many paintings, and they’ve been exhibited all over the world.
There are 23 sculptures found in Plaza Botero. All of them were donated by the artist to the city of Medellín in 2004. The artist was born in the city in 1932.
The sculptures represent all kinds of people and animals in many forms.
It’s said to be good luck to rub the sculptures. You’ll find places where people have rubbed them the most, but be careful, they can get hot in the sun!