7 February 2001
Lucio Fontana (1899-1968)
incised with the signature 'l. fontana' (at the back)
11in. (28cm.) diameter
Executed in the early 1960s, this work is unique
Studio La Citta, Verona.
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 1990.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
The work is recorded in the Archivio Lucio Fontana under the archive no. 1253/33.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE ITALIAN COLLECTOR
Ahead of an online sale that honours their close bond, Meredith Etherington-Smith traces the roots of a 40-year collaboration
The artist tells us about his meticulous recreation of a child’s toy in a work that became an instant icon when it debuted at the Whitney Museum in New York in 2014