Fernando Botero’s “Adam"


By Fernando Botero
Location: 2nd and Madison (Federal Reserve Building)
Created in 1996
Acquired in 2016

Acquired in 2016, Fernando Botero’s “Adam” is one of the newer additions to Martin Selig’s art collection. Standing over 12 feet tall, this sculpture speaks to Botero’s signature style which showcases his take on historical narratives and classic works of art. This sculpture is one of three of Botero’s Adam and Eve pairs whose counterparts are located in Time Warner Center in New York City and Hotel Michael in Singapore.

Botero favors what he describes as “large people and forms” in his art. The Colombian artist is most known for his work in sculpture, with international installations in many locations ranging from the Champs Elysee to Park Avenue in New York City. You can find Adam outside of the old Federal Reserve Building on 2nd and Madison. Mr. Selig also owns Adam’s partner, Eve, but has yet to disclose where she is displayed.