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Lucio Fontana (Rosario 1899-1968 Varese), Concetto Spaziale, Attesa1966. Waterpaint on canvas, 146 x 115 cm. Signed, titled and inscribed 'l. Fontana / “Concetto Spaziale” / ATTESA / Ogni povero / uomo può / fare dell’arte / e della critica'. Photo courtesy Ben Brown Fine Arts

ProvenanceMarlborough Galleria d’Arte, Rome; Galerie Stutz, Pulver & Co., Vaduz; Galleria Moretto, Brescia; Zanibelli collection, Milan; Sotheby`s London, 23 October 1997; private collection, Milan; acquired by the present owner in 2000

LiteratureEnrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogue Raisonné des Peintures, Sculptures et Environnements Spatiaux, Brussels 1974, vol. II, p. 182, no. 66 T 37, illustrated
Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogo Generale, Milan 1986, vol. II, p. 636, no. 66 T 37, illustrated
Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogo Ragionato di Sculture, Dipinti, Ambientazioni, Milan 2006, vol. II, p. 831, no. 66 T 37, illustrated

ExhibitionVenice, XXXIII Biennale Internazionale d’Arte di Venezia, 18 June - 16 October 1966, p. 44
Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum, Fontana, January - February 1967
Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Fontana, Idéer om rymden, 26 August - 1 October 1967
Hanover, Kestner - Gesellschaft, Lucio Fontana, 25 January - 25 February 1968, no. 65
Milan, Palazzo Reale, Lucio Fontana, 19 April - 21 June 1972, p. 180, no. 133, illustrated
Perugia, Sagittario Galleria d’Arte, Lucio Fontana, 1978, illustrated
Milan, Galleria Seno, Opere scelte di Lucio Fontana e Hans Hartung, 1980, no. 1, illustrated

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Lucio Fontana (Rosario 1899-1968 Varese), Guerrieri, 1957. Painted terracotta, 47 x 47 cm (18.5 x 18.5 in.). Incised with signature and date 'l. fontana 57'. Photo courtesy Ben Brown Fine Arts

 

This work is registered in the Archivio Lucio Fontana, Milan under number 1900/257.

ProvenanceGalleria Marconi, Milan

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Lucio Fontana (Rosario 1899-1968 Varese), Concetto Spaziale, Attese, 1967; Waterpaint on canvas, 80 x 65 cm (31.5 x 25 5/8 in.). Signed, titled and inscribed on the reverse 'l. Fontana/ "Concetto Spaziale" /ATTESE / Possibile che / gli uomini / politici/ non comprendano'. Photo courtesy Ben Brown Fine Arts

ProvenancePrivate collection, Milan; Giovanni Camuffo collection, Venice; Orsatti and Antonini collection, Milan; Giorgio Rivolta collection, Milan; Galleria Bergamini, Milan; private collection, Milan

LiteratureEnrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogue Raisonné des Peintures, Sculptures et Environnements Spatiaux, Brussels 1974, vol. II, p. 194, no. 67 T 102, ill.; Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogo Generale, Milan 1986, vol. II, p. 672, no. 67 T 102, ill.; Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogo Ragionato di Sculture, Dipinti, Ambientazioni, Milan 2006, vol. II, p. 866, no. 67 T 102, ill.

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Lucio Fontana (Rosario 1899-1968 Varese), Tavolino Plan, Circa 1952-53. Mixed media on glass and walnut, 46 x 98 x 98 cm (18 1/8 x 38 5/8 x 38 5/8 in.); Signed 'L. Fontana'. Photo courtesy Ben Brown Fine Arts

This work is registered in the Archive Lucio Fontana, Milan under number 3834/1.

ProvenancePrivate collection, Italy

LiteratureGiuliana Gramigna, Fulvio Irace , Rome 1992, pp. 199 and 235; Irene de Guttry, Maria Paola Maino, the Italian furniture of the '40s and' 50s , Bari 1992 p. 113

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Lucio Fontana (1899-1968 Rosario Varese), Women on the Sofa, 1934. Painted plaster, 39 x 45 x 30 cm (15 3/8 x 17.75 x 11.75 in.)Photo courtesy Ben Brown Fine Arts

ProvenanceGiulio Carlo Argan collection, Rome; private collection, Acqui Terme; Private collection, Italy

LiteratureEnrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, General catalog , vol. I, Milan 1986, pp. 62 and 65, no. 34 SC 33, Ill .; Exhibition catalog, Lucio Fontana , Paris 1987-1988, p. 354, Ill .; J. De Sanna, Lucio Fontana: matter, space, concept , 1993 Milan, Ill .; B. Hess, Lucio Fontana: New Fact in Sculpture , Cologne 2006, p. 13, fig. in color; Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana. Catalog raisonné of sculptures, paintings, environments , vol. I, Milan 2006, p. 161, no. 34 SC 33, Ill .; A. White, Lucio Fontana: Between Utopia and Kitsch , Cambridge 2011, p. 107, ill. in color

ExhibitionVenice, Palazzo Grassi, Italian Art: Attendance, 1900-1945 , 1989, pp. 429 and 739, ill. in color; Madrid, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Memory of the Future: Italian Art desde las primeras vanguardias a la posguerra , 1990, pp. 292 and 505, ill. in color; London, Hayward Gallery, Lucio Fontana, 1999-2000 , pp. 26 and 66, fig. in color; Mantua, St. George's Castle, Lucio Fontana sculptor , 2007-2008, p. 163, ill. in color