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    Sale 12245

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction

    7 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 333

    LUCIO FONTANA (1899-1968)

    Concetto spaziale, pillola

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    LUCIO FONTANA (1899-1968)
    Concetto spaziale, pillola
    signed 'l. Fontana' (along the edge)
    painted metal
    11 3/8 x 15 x 8 5/8in. (29 x 38 x 22cm.)
    Realised by S. Tosi and F. Squatriti in 1967, in various colours from which thirty-six examples are signed and five are not signed


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    Provenance

    Gino Marotta, Rome.
    Private Collection, Italy (acquired from the above).
    Anon. sale, Christie’s Milan, 24 May 2011, lot 39.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTOR


    Literature

    C. Rigo and H. Ruhé, Lucio Fontana: graphics, multiples and more..., Amsterdam 2006, M-5 (another blue version from the series illustrated in colour, p. 155).


    Exhibited

    Milan, Amedeo Porro Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Lucio Fontana - Sedici sculture Sixteen sculptures 1937-1967, 2007-2008, no. 17 (another red version from the series illustrated in colour, p. 97). This exhibition later travelled to London, Ben Brown Fine Arts.