Left to right: Fernando and Lina Botero ; Cocha and Alfonso Aigoitía , Lulú Creel; Lilly Scarpetta, Fernando Botero , Mrs Pumarejo and Axel Stein. The opening of the exhibition was followed by an elegant dinner with the presence of Le tout Mexico. Elias Sacal, Presidente of the Patronato de Amigos del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Fernando Botero and Lina were in charge of the opening ceremony. Soon after, Sotheby's auctioned a Horse Sculpture, which was partly donated by the artist as a special contribution towards the funds to pay for the exhibition. By the way, the title of the exhibition may have a familiar ring to it. In May 2011, Sotheby’s held a single artist sale called Fernando Botero, A Celebration . Sixteen paintings, sculptures and drawings by the artist brought a total of $7.5 million.