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Lucio Fontana

Concetto Spaziale, 1966

Cracks and graffiti on white wove paper
22 × 16 9/10 in
56 × 43 cm
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With the certificate by the Archivio Lucio Fontana, Milan. This work is registered there under the …

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With the certificate by the Archivio Lucio Fontana, Milan. This work is registered there under the number: 3874/1 (ex 348/4).

“I do not want to make a painting; I want to open up space, create a new dimension, tie in the cosmos, as it endlessly expands beyond the confining plane of the picture.” Lucio Fontana

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Signed lower right illegibly: LFontana.
Lucio Fontana
Italian, Argentine born, 1899–1968
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Throughout his prolific career, Lucio Fontana demonstrated a relentless interest in the relationship between surface and dimensionality. Fontana formulated the theory of Spatialism in a series of manifestos dating from the late 1940s to early 1950s, proposing that matter should be infiltrated by energy in order to generate dimensional, dynamic artistic forms. Fontana implemented this theory in his series Concetto Spaziale (‘spatial concept’), punching holes in the picture plane and slicing through his canvases in order to expose the dimensional space beneath. Fontana’s innovative theories prefigured later developments in environmental art, performance art, and Arte Povera.

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About the work
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KA
Koller Auctions

With the certificate by the Archivio Lucio Fontana, Milan. This work is registered there under the …

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With the certificate by the Archivio Lucio Fontana, Milan. This work is registered there under the number: 3874/1 (ex 348/4).

“I do not want to make a painting; I want to open up space, create a new dimension, tie in the cosmos, as it endlessly expands beyond the confining plane of the picture.” Lucio Fontana

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Signature
Signed lower right illegibly: LFontana.
Lucio Fontana
Italian, Argentine born, 1899–1968
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Throughout his prolific career, Lucio Fontana demonstrated a relentless interest in the relationship between surface and dimensionality. Fontana formulated the theory of Spatialism in a series of manifestos dating from the late 1940s to early 1950s, proposing that matter should be infiltrated by energy in order to generate dimensional, dynamic artistic forms. Fontana implemented this theory in his series Concetto Spaziale (‘spatial concept’), punching holes in the picture plane and slicing through his canvases in order to expose the dimensional space beneath. Fontana’s innovative theories prefigured later developments in environmental art, performance art, and Arte Povera.

Lucio Fontana

Concetto Spaziale, 1966

Cracks and graffiti on white wove paper
22 × 16 9/10 in
56 × 43 cm
Bidding closed
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