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Lucio Fontana, ‘Concetto spaziale, Attese’, 1965, Christie's
Lucio Fontana, ‘Concetto spaziale, Attese’, 1965, Christie's
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Lucio Fontana

Concetto spaziale, Attese, 1965

Waterpaint on canvas
45 7/10 × 35 in
116 × 89 cm
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Signed, titled and inscribed 'l. Fontana "La Carla Panicale mi à / scritto una lettera / Concetto spaziale / ATTESE/ HI / S / T / R / H"' …
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, Attese’, 1965, Christie's
Lucio Fontana, ‘Concetto spaziale, Attese’, 1965, Christie's
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About the work
Exhibition history
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Provenance
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Christie's
Signature
Signed, titled and inscribed 'l. Fontana "La Carla Panicale mi à / scritto una lettera / Concetto spaziale / ATTESE/ HI / S / T / R / H"' …
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, Attese, 1965

Waterpaint on canvas
45 7/10 × 35 in
116 × 89 cm
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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