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Lucio Fontana (1899-1968)
Lucio Fontana (1899-1968)

Concetto spaziale, Attese

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Lucio Fontana (1899-1968)
Concetto spaziale, Attese
signed, titled and dated 'l. fontana 'Concetto Spaziale' 1959' (on the reverse)
aniline on canvas
23 1/2 x 31 1/2in. (59.5 x 80cm.)
Executed in 1959
Provenance
Galleria del Naviglio, Milan
Acquired from the above by Hans Richter, Locarno and thence by descent to the present owner
Literature
E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana: Catalogo Generale, Milan 1986, vol. I, no. 59 T 153 (illustrated p. 307).
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Please note the revised estimate of GBP 40,000-60,000.

Lot Essay

"Hans Richter [who formerly owned this work] was well known both as a painter and film-maker. While in Zurich from 1916 to 1920, he started the Dada movement with Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara and others. In 1940 he left Europe for the US and became an American citizen. His films include Vormittagspuk, Dreams that Money can Buy, Dadascope and 8 x 8, produced in collaboration with Arp, Calder, Duchamp, Ernst, Huelsenbeck, Man Ray and others" (see H. Richter, Dada Art and Anti-Art, London 1997, preface).
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