6 December 2000
Lucio Fontana (1899-1968)
Concetto spaziale, Attese
signed, titled and inscribed 'Chi à ucciso Cristo? Io e Giovanni' (on the reverse)
waterpaint on canvas
28¾ x 36¼in. (73 x 92cm.)
Executed in 1968
Galerie Senatore, Stuttgart.
Anon sale, Sotheby's London, 30 November 1989, lot 630.
Studio Casoli, Milan.
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E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, catalogue raisonné, vol. II, Brussels 1974, no. 68 T 45 (illustrated p. 200).
E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, catalogo generale, vol. II, Milan 1986, no. 68 T 45 (illustrated p. 685).
"As a painter, while working on one of my perforated canvases, I do not want to make a painting: I want to open up space, create a new dimension for art, tie in with the cosmos as it endlessly expands beyond the confining plane of the picture." (Fontana, cited in Jan van der Marck and Enrico Crispolti, La Connaissance, Brussels 1974, p.7)
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