Lot 13
  • 13

Lucio Fontana

Estimate
120,000 - 180,000 GBP
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Description

  • Lucio Fontana
  • Concetto Spaziale
  • signed
  • ceramic
  • 15 by 45 by 15 cm. 5 7/8 by 17 3/4 by 5 7/8 in.
  • Executed in 1960-66.

Provenance

Collection Ugo Mulas, Milan (acquired directly from the artist in the late 1960s)

Catalogue Note

“I was thinking of those worlds, of the moon with these... holes, this atrocious unnerving silence, and the astronauts in a new world. And, then, these... in the artists imagination... these immense things billions of years old – man arrives, in this deathly silence, in this anguish, and leaves a living sign of his presence... were these not the solid shapes that bore signs of wanting to make inert matter come alive?”

Lucio Fontana cited in: Exh. Cat., London, Hayward Gallery, Lucio Fontana, 2000, p. 194.

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