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Lucio Fontana
1899 - 1968
CONCETTO SPAZIALE
incised with the artist's signature
painted terracotta
37 by 28.5 cm. 14 1/2 by 11 1/4 in.
Executed circa 1961-62.
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This work is registered in the Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan, under the number 712/1 and will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné.

Provenance

Private Collection, Europe
Thence by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

“In future there will no longer be art the way we understand it today. I don’t know… colors and forms will be launched into the sky… And this will go for painting as well as for sculpture and architecture… No, art, the way we think about it today will cease… there’ll be something else. I make these cuts and these holes, these Attese and these Concetti… Compared to the Spatial era I am merely a man making signs in the sand. I made these holes. But what are they? They are the mystery of the Unknown in art, they are the Expectation of something that must follow.”

Lucio Fontana

quoted in: Exh. Cat., Venice, Peggy Guggenheim Collection; New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Lucio Fontana: Venice/New York, June 2006 - January 2007, p. 47

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