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Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto spaziale, Attese. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014

signed, titled and inscribed ‘l. Fontana “Concetto Spaziale” ATTESE Motta fa un po schifo...’ (on the reverse); waterpaint on canvas; 23.3/4 x 23.3/4in. (60.1 x 60.4cm.). Painted in 1964. Estimate £700,000 – £1,000,000 ($1,156,400 - $1,652,000).

Provenance: Collection Attilio Sartor, Verona.
Studio Casoli, Milan.
Centro Tornabuoni, Florence.
E. Restelli, Milan.
Galleria Tornabuoni, Florence.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2000.
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR

Literature: E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana: catalogue raisonné des peintures, sculptures et environments spatiaux, vol. II, Brussels 1974, p. 156, no. 64 T 76 (illustrated, p. 157).
E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogo Generale, vol. II, Milan 1986, no. 64 T 76 (illustrated, p. 531).
E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogo ragionato di sculture, dipinti, ambientazioni, vol. II, Milan 2006, no. 64 T 76 (illustrated, p. 718).

Exhibited: Florence, Centro Tornabuoni, Maestri contemporanei – antologia scelta 1990-1991, 1990-1991, p. 101.
Florence, Centro Tornabuoni, Maestri contemporanei – antologia scelta 1992-1993, 1992-1993, p. 60.
Milan, Tornabuoni Arte, Lucio Fontana, 1996, p. 114 (illustrated in colour, p. 115).
Milan, Galleria Blu, Lucio Fontana. Stasera inauguro la mia mostra da Palazzoli, 1999, p. 94 (illustrated in colour, p. 95).

Notes: ‘I have succeeded in giving the spectator an impression of spatial calm, cosmic rigour, serenity and infinity’ (L. Fontana, quoted in Lucio Fontana, exh. cat., Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, 1998, p.250).

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