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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE SWEDISH COLLECTION

Lucio Fontana
CONCETTO SPAZIALE
ACCÉDER AU LOT
158

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE SWEDISH COLLECTION

Lucio Fontana
CONCETTO SPAZIALE
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Lucio Fontana
(1899-1968)
CONCETTO SPAZIALE
incised with the artist's signature on the reverse; numbered 101/500 on the underside
polished bronze
27 by 20 by 23 cm. 10 5/8 by 7 7/8 by 9 in.
Executed in 1967, this work is number 101 from an edition of 500.
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Provenance

Jan Eric Löwenadler Collection, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Bibliographie

Exh. Cat., Turin, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Lucio Fontana, 1970, no.233, illustrated (ed. no. unknown)
Exh. Cat., Tokyo, Tama Art University Museum, Lucio Fontana: Spatial Conception, 1990, p.71, n.67, illustrated (ed. no. unknown)
Camillo Rigo, Harry Ruhé, Lucio Fontana: Graphics, Multiples and More..., Amsterdam 2006, p. 139, no. B-1 and B-2, illustrated in colour (ed. no. unknown)
Enrico Crispolti, Paolo Campiglio, Eds., Lucio Fontana: Sixteen Sculptures 1937-1987, Milan 2007, p.107, illustrated in colour

Description

“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)

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