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– Roberto Sendoya Escobar, who has been living in Mallorca as a little-known painter under the adopted name of Phillip Witcomb, found out at 24 years old that he was actually the son of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.
Now, Witcomb has written a book, Son of Escobar: First Born, which recounts his incredible, made-for-Netflix story.
Meanwhile, his personal website describes Witcomb as an “exceptional hyperrealist painter” and links his work to Joshua Reynolds and Canaletto.
(Art & Object)Art Brut Gallerist Daniel Cordier Turns 100 – The wartime French resistance fighter, artist, art dealer, and historian has turned 100 years old.