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Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto Spaziale - Photo Sotheby's

signed and titled on the reverse; oil on canvas; 71 by 60cm. 28 by 23 5/8 in. Executed in 1964-5. Estimation: 320,000 - 500,000 GBP

PROVENANCE: Sale: Finarte, Milan, 25 November 1980, Lot 68
Private Collection, MilanPrivate Collection, Milan
Galleria Dante, Padua
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 1989

EXHIBITED: Padua, Galleria Dante, Lucio Fontana, 1988
Milan, Fiera, Internazionale d'Arte Contemporanea, Opere scelte all'Internazionale d'Arte Contemporanea di Milano, 1989, p. 46, illustrated in colour

LITTERATURE: Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogue Raisonné des Peintures, Sculptures et Environnements Spatiaux, Vol. II,
Brussels 1974, p. 141, no. 64-65 O 1, illustrated
Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogo Generale, Vol. II, Milan 1986, p. 484, no. 64-65 O 1, illustrated
Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogo Ragionato di Sculture, Dipinti, Ambientazioni, Vol. II, Milan 2006, p. 678, no.64-5 O 1, illustrated

NOTE DE CATALOGUE
"My discovery was the hole and that's it. I am happy to go to the grave after such a discovery."
(the artist quoted in: Jole De Sanna, Lucio Fontana: From Tradition to Utopia, Brussels 1974, p.15)

Sotheby's. 20th Century Italian Art. London | 12 oct. 2012 www.sothebys.com