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    Sale 7603

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale (Morning)

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 215

    Lucio Fontana (1899-1968)

    Concetto spaziale

    Price Realised  

    Lucio Fontana (1899-1968)
    Concetto spaziale
    signed and dated 'L. Fontana 55' (lower right); signed, titled and dated 'l. Fontana Concetto spaziale 1955' (on the reverse)
    oil and pencil on canvas
    36¼ x 28¾in. (92 x 73cm.)
    Executed in 1955


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    "The discovery of the Cosmos is that of a new dimension, it is the Infinite: thus I pierce this canvas, which is the basis of all the arts and I have created an infinite dimension, an x which for me is the basis for all Contemporary Art."

    --Lucio Fontana

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    Provenance

    Paolo Marinotti, Milan.
    R. Toninelli, Rome.
    Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana Catalogue raisonné des peintures, sculptures et environnements spatiaux, vol. II, Brussels 1974, no. 55 G 9 (illustrated, p. 54).
    E. Crispolti, Fontana Catalogo generale, vol. I, Milan 1986, no. 55 G 9 (illustrated, p. 187).
    E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana Catalogo ragionato di sculture, dipinti, ambientazioni, vol. I, Milan 2006, no. 55 G 9 (illustrated, p. 343).


    Exhibited

    Cologne, Galerie Karsten Greve, Bilder, September-November 1988 (illustrated in colour, pp. 10-11).