At 80, Colombian Artist Fernando Botero Has No Plans To Retire

Fernando Botero, famous for 'volumetric' nudes, expects to go out with 'a paintbrush in my hand,' but he fears he won't live long enough to see peace in Colombia.BOGOTA, Colombia — Honored here on his 80th birthday last week with a congressional medal and dinner with the president, Colombia's most famous artist, Fernando Botero, says he'll keep working until he keels over with "a paintbrush in my hand."

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