Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto spaziale.  photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2012

signed, titled and dated 'l. Fontana "Concetto Spaziale" 57' (on the reverse); pastel on canvas ; 23 5/8 x 19¾in. (60 x 50cm.). Executed in 1957. Estimate £180,000 - £250,000

Provenance: Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Turin. 

Private Collection, Paris.

Property from a Private American Collector

Literature; G. Marussi, 'Quel sorprendente Fontana', in Le Arti, October 1968, no. 10 (illustrated, p. 42).

E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana: catalogue raisonné des peintures, sculptures et environnements spatiaux, vol. II, Brussels 1974, no. 57 G 46 (illustrated, p. 58).

E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana: catalogo generale, vol. I, Milan 1986, no. 57 G 46 (illustrated, p. 202).

E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana: catalogo ragionato di sculture, dipinti, ambientazioni, vol. I, Milan 2006, no. 57 G 46 (illustrated, p. 357)

Christies. Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction. 15 February 2012. London, King Street