Lucio Fontana - Contemporary Art London Thursday, June 21, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Bonnier, Lausanne; Collection Dr. Herbert Gross, Zurich; Collection
    Amy Rising, Lausanne; Private Collection

  • Exhibited

    Lausanne, Galerie Bonnier, Lucio Fontana: Peintures 1960-1964, September
    (illustrated) October, 1965

  • Literature

    Galerie Bonnier, ed., Lucio Fontana Peintures 1960-1964, Lausanne, 1965,
    cat. no. 17 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot, Concetto Spaziale Attesa, attests to Fontana’s brilliance to vivify a canvas with apparent banality and demonstrates to us how complex meanings become alive through the simplest of means. His ability to transform an act of apparent destruction into an act of a creative nonchalance is until today unchallenged and inimitable. Fontana once articulated this act as an understanding that “dimension beyond the painting, the freedom to conceive art through any means, through any form.”
    (Lucio Fontana quoted in Lucio Fontana Exhibition Catalogue, Rome, Palazzo
    delle Esposzioni, 1998).


Concetto Spaziale Attesa

Oil on canvas.
18 1/4 x 15 in. (46.4 x 38.1 cm).
Signed and titled “l. Fontana ‘Concetto Spaziale’ Attesa torno tornado stamattina da Berlino…” on the reverse. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

£250,000 - 350,000 

Sold for £216,000

Contemporary Art

22 June 2007, 4pm & 5pm