14 mars 2019

Christie's sale in Milan to offer the best of 20th century Italian art

MILAN.- Dedicated to offering the best of 20th century Italian art, Christie’s annual auction in Milan, now part of the Thinking Italian series aligned with the global Post-War and Contemporary sales, will take place on 3 and 4 of April. Highlighted by Lucio Fontana’s intense pink-red Concetto Spaziale, Attesa (estimate: €800,000 – 1,200,000), the sale features historical works by major icons such as Gino Severini, Alberto Boccioni, Alberto Burri, Enrico Castellani and Piero Manzoni, through to a group of contemporary... [Lire la suite]

06 mars 2019

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto Spaziale, 1960

Lot 29. Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto Spaziale, signed, titled and inscribed 'l. Fontana concetto spaziale 1+1-387AA' (on the reverse), acrylic on canvas, 39 3/8 x 31 7/8in. (100 x 80.9cm.) Executed in 1960. Estimate: £800,000 - £1,200,000. Price realised £941,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Provenance: Paolo Marinotti Collection, Milan. Private Collection, Paris. Gallerio Lo Scudo, Verona. Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2004. Literature: E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2019

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto spaziale, Attese, 1960

Lot 28. Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto spaziale, Attese, signed, titled and inscribed ‘l. Fontana “Concetto spaziale” “Attese” 1+1-XYZZA’ (on the reverse), waterpaint on canvas, 35¼ x 45 7/8in. (89.5 x 116.5cm.) Executed in 1960. Estimate: £2,000,000 - £3,000,000. Price realised £2,291,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Provenance: Galleria Arco d’Alibert, Rome. Paolo Nazzaro Collection, Rome.Bernard Cats, Brussels. Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2005.  Literature: E.... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2019

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto spaziale, Attesa, 1964-65

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto spaziale, Attesa, signed, titled and inscribed Ciao Mariolina on the reverse, waterpaint on canvas, 35.5 by 27.6 cm. 14 by 10 7/8 in. Executed in 1964-65. Estimate £350,000 - £450,000. Courtesy Sotheby's Provenance: Provenance: Galerie Rasmussen, Paris Private Collection, France (acquired from the above in 1972) Sotheby’s, Milan, 25 November 2003, Lot 243 (consigned by the above) Galleria Seno, Milan (acquired from the... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2019

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto spaziale, 1968

Lot 58. Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto spaziale, signed, waterpaint and pencil on canvas, 60.3 by 73.7 cm. 23 3/4 by 29 in. Executed in 1968. Estimate £450,000 - £650,000. Courtesy Sotheby's Provenance: Brerarte, Milan, 27 May 1985, Lot 57 Private Collection, Milan Sperone Westwater, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2005. Exhibited: Lugano, Galleria Pro Arte , Lucio Fontana: Concetti Spaziali, October - November 1984, p. 15, no. 5... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2019

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Il Guerriero, 1949

Lot 57. Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Il Guerriero, signed on the back, polychrome ceramic, sculpture: 107 by 47 by 40 cm. 42 by 18 1/2 by 15 7/8 in. Executed in 1949. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Gino Lizzola, MilanGalleria Beniamino, San RemoAlberto Galimberti, MilanGalleria Arte Borgogna, MilanClaude Berri, ParisThence by descent to the present owner.  Exhibited: Milan, Centro Annunciata, L’umano nella scultura italiana,... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2019

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto spaziale, New York 8, 1962

Lot 31. Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto spaziale, New York 8, signed, lacerations and scratches on brass, 62.5 by 62.5 cm. 24 1/2 by 24 1/2 in. Executed in 1962. Executed in 1966. Estimate 1,400,000 — 1,800,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Galleria dell'Ariete, MilanCollection Attilio Codognato, VenicePrivate Collection, TurinGalleria La Bussola, TurinZaira and Marsel Mis, Brussels Sotheby's, Paris, Collection Mis, 24 October 2012, Lot 27 (consigned... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2019

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto spaziale, Attese, 1966

Lot 55. Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto spaziale, Attese, signed, titled and inscribed Questo quadro è stato finito un sabato mattina on the reverse, waterpaint on canvas, 81 by 65 cm. 31 7/8 by 25 1/2 in. Executed in 1966. Estimate 2,800,000 — 3,200,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. Provenance: Galleria Carlevaro, Genoa Sandra Menconi, Turin (acquired from the above in 1966) Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 1980  ... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2019

First retrospective of Lucio Fontana in the United States at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Lucio Fontana (Italian, 1899-1968). Spatial Concept, Expectations, 1959. Oil on canvas, 35 3/4 × 35 3/4 in. (90.8 × 90.8 cm). Olnick Spanu Collection © 2018 Fondazione Lucio Fontana/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome. Lucio Fontana: On the Threshold—the first retrospective of the Argentine-Italian artist in the United States in more than four decades—will reassess the legacy of this key postwar figure through a selection of exquisite sculptures, ceramics, paintings, drawings, and... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 2019

Colnaghi and Ben Brown Fine Arts open exhibition that re-examines the career of Lucio Fontana

  NEW YORK, NY.- Ben Brown Fine Arts and Colnaghi are presenting FONTANA, their first exhibition in partnership at the Colnaghi townhouse in New York. FONTANA re-examines the career of one of the most innovative artists of the twentieth century, Lucio Fontana, and features works spanning the artist’s career, including seminal paintings, drawings and ceramics from the 1930s to the late 1960s, which champion his lifelong appetite for experimentation. The exhibition explores Fontana's beginnings as a... [Lire la suite]
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