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Lucio Fontana (1989-1968)
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Lucio Fontana (1989-1968)

Concetto spaziale, Attesa

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Lucio Fontana (1989-1968)
Concetto spaziale, Attesa
signed twice, titled and inscribed '"Concetto Spaziale" l. Fontana ATTESA Ho sbagliato prima ci voleva l. fontana' (on the reverse)
waterpaint on canvas
21 ¾ x 18 3/8in. (55.5 x 46.5cm.)
Executed in 1964
Provenance
M. d'Arquian, Brussels.
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owners before 1985.
Literature
E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana. Catalogue raisonné des peintures, sculptures et environnements spatiaux, vol. II, Brussels 1974, no. 64 T 101, p. 158 (illustrated, p. 159).
E. Crispolti, Fontana. Catalogo generale, vol. II, Milan 1986, no. 64 T 101 (illustrated, p. 536).
E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana: Catalogo ragionato di sculture, dipinti, ambientazioni, vol. II, Milan 2006, no. 64 T 101 (illustrated, p. 722).
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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.

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Lot Essay

‘With the slash I invented a formula that I don’t think I can perfect. I managed with this formula to give the spectator an impression of spatial calm, of cosmic rigour, of the serenity of infinity’ (L. Fontana, quoted in E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana: Catalogo ragionata di sculture, dipinti, ambientazioni, vol. 1, Milan 2006, p. 105)

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