• Post War and Contemporary Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 7834

    Post War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction

    11 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 52

    Lucio Fontana (1899-1968)

    Concetto spaziale, Attese

    Price Realised  

    Lucio Fontana (1899-1968)
    Concetto spaziale, Attese
    indistinctly signed, titled, and inscribed 'l. fontana Concetto spaziale Oggi piove a Milano' (on the reverse)
    waterpaint on canvas
    28 7/8 x 29½in. (73.3 x 75cm.)
    Executed in 1959


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    Provenance

    Renato Radici, Milan.
    Arturo Schiavone, Milan.
    Galleria Medea, Milan.
    Gino Lizzola, Milan.
    Acquired by the present owner in the 1970s.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the correct estimate for this lot is 280,000-350,000GBP and not as stated in the catalogue.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN LADY


    Literature

    E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana: catalogue raisonné des peintures, sculptures et environnements spatiaux, vol. II, Brussels 1974, no. 59 T 40 (illustrated, p. 83).
    E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana: catalogo generale, vol. I, Milan 1986, no. 59 T 40 (illustrated, p. 285).
    E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana: catalogo ragionato di sculture, dipinti, ambientazioni, vol. I, Milan 2006, no. 59 T 40 (illustrated, p. 451).