Lucio Fontana, ‘Concetto Spaziale (rosso) (R. & R. M-15)’, 1968, Mixed Media, Vacuum-formed plastic, with accompanying publication and cardboard slipcase with printed artist's name, with accompanying Galeria René Métras certificate of authenticity., Phillips
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Lucio Fontana

Lot 163

Concetto Spaziale (rosso) (R. & R. M-15), 1968

Vacuum-formed plastic, with accompanying publication and cardboard slipcase with printed artist's name, with accompanying Galeria René Métras certificate of authenticity.
12 1/5 × 12 1/5 × 1 3/10 in
31.1 × 31.1 × 3.2 cm
Phillips
Estimated value: $3,000–$5,000
Starting bid
$2,400

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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 (rosso) (R. & R. M-15)’, 1968, Mixed Media, Vacuum-formed plastic, with accompanying publication and cardboard slipcase with printed artist's name, with accompanying Galeria René Métras certificate of authenticity., Phillips
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This work is from an unknown edition size, co-published by Editions Gustavo Gili and Galeria René Métras, Barcelona.

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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

Lot 163

Concetto Spaziale (rosso) (R. & R. M-15), 1968

Vacuum-formed plastic, with accompanying publication and cardboard slipcase with printed artist's name, with accompanying Galeria René Métras certificate of authenticity.
12 1/5 × 12 1/5 × 1 3/10 in
31.1 × 31.1 × 3.2 cm
Phillips
Estimated value: $3,000–$5,000
Starting bid
$2,400

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05d  01h  43m  47s
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