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    Sale 12244

    The Italian Sale

    6 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 142

    Lucio Fontana (1899-1968)

    Danzatori (Dancers)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Lucio Fontana (1899-1968)
    Danzatori (Dancers)
    signed and dated 'L. Fontana 35' (lower right)
    coloured plaster
    33 3/8 x 50¼in. (85 x 127.5cm.)
    Executed in 1935


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    ‘Fontana’s creative interest was already fairly well-defined at the beginning of the Thirties: that is the desire to intervene in relation with architecture, the intention of acting spatially… Fontana resolves that instinctive and arbitrary ‘primitivism’ into a figuration that is in its own way almost narrative…’
    ENRICO CRISPOLTI

    Special Notice

    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    Provenance

    E. Armani Collection, Rome.
    Private Collection, Rome.


    Literature

    E. Crispolti (ed.), Lucio Fontana, Catalogue raisonné des peintures, sculptures et environnements spatiaux, Vol. II, Brussels 1974, no. 35 SC 2 (illustrated, p. 18-19).
    E. Crispolti (ed.), Lucio Fontana, Catalogo generale, Vol. I, Milano 1986, no. 35 SC 2 (illustrated, p. 62).
    E. Crispolti (ed.), Lucio Crispolti, Catalogo generale di sculture, dipinti, ambientazioni, Vol. I, Milano 2006, no. 33 SC 6 (illustrated, p. 150; already 35 SC 2).