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Details & Cataloguing

Alexander Iolas

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Lucio Fontana
1899 - 1968
CONCETTO SPAZIALE
Quantity: 2
each: incised with the artist's signature; numbered 77/500 on the underside
polished brass, in two parts
each: 27 by 21.5 by 23 cm., 10 5/8 by 8 1/2 by 9 1/8 in.
Executed in 1967, this work is number 77 from an edition of 500.
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Literature

Harry Ruhé, Camillo Rigo, Lucio Fontana: Graphics, Multiples and More..., Amsterdam 2006, p. 139, no. B-1 and B-2, another work from the edition illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

“Now you see infinity… in the Milky Way, now there are billions and billions… The sense of measurement and of time no longer exists… and so, here is the void, man is reduced to nothing. By this I do not mean that man, reduced to nothing, destroys himself, he becomes a simple being like a plant, like a flower, and as such he is pure, man will be perfect”

(Lucio Fontana, ‘Interview with Carla Lonzi’, Milan 10 October 1967, in: Exhibition Catalogue, Milan, Amadeo Porro Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Lucio Fontana: Seidici sculture 1937-1967, 2008, p. 34)

Alexander Iolas

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London