08 mars 2013

Peggy Guggenheim Collection exhibition focuses on the five pioneering artists of post-war Italy

Lucio Fontana, Spatial Concept (Concetto spaziale), 1951. Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, bequest of Hannelore B. Schulhof, 2012 © Courtesy of Peggy Guggenheim Collection VENICE.- Lucio Fontana (1899- 1968), Piero Dorazio (1927-2005), Enrico Castellani (b. 1930), Paolo Scheggi (1940-1971) and Rodolfo Aricò (1930-2002) are the five pioneering artists of the exhibition Postwar. Italian Protagonists, at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection on view until 15 April 2013.... [Lire la suite]
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17 février 2013

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

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto spaziale, Attese. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 signed, titled, inscribed and dated 'l. Fontana "Concetto Spaziale" ATTESE Una montagna di merda da scalare' (on the reverse), waterpaint on canvas, 21¾ x 18 1/8in. (55.2 x 46cm.). Executed in 1968. Price Realized: £601,250 Provenance: Camuffo Collection, Venice.Galerie Mathias Fels, Paris.Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya.Takehiko Tanabe Collection, Nagoya.Acquired from the above by the present owner. Literature: E.... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2013

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

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto spaziale, Attesa. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 signed, titled and inscribed 'l. Fontana "Concetto Spaziale" ATTESA 1+1 ZHii33 Domani Vado a Castellaras per decorare una villa' (on the reverse), waterpaint on canvas, 48 5/8 x 35 3/8in. (116 x 90cm.). Executed in 1964. Price Realized: £3,961,250 Provenance: Serge de Bloe Collection, Brussels.Galen Weston Collection, Toronto.Anon. sale, Christie's Paris, 4 December 1996, lot 35.Acquired at the above sale by the present owner. ... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2013

Exhibition presents works by artists who ripped, shot, cut, burned, and affixed objects to the canvas

Yves Klein, Untitled Fire Painting (F 13), 1961. © Yves Klein, ADAGP, Paris CHICAGO, IL.- Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-1962 focuses on one of the most significant developments in 20th-century abstract painting: the artists’ literal assault on the canvas. In response to the physical and psychological destruction of World War II -- especially the results of the atomic bomb -- artists ripped, shot, cut, burned, and affixed objects to the canvas in lieu of paint. Destroy the Picture marks the first time that these... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2013

Axel Vervoordt

Axel Vervoordt - A work by Lucio Fontana with an antique table in a home in Belgium. Photo: Christian Savramon. ELLE DECOR Vervoordt at Palazzo Fortuny in Venice. Photo: Jean-Pierre Gabriel. ELLE DECOR
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29 janvier 2013

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto spaziale

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto spaziale. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 signed 'l. Fontana' (lower right); signed and titled 'l. Fontana concetto spaziale' (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 19 5/8 x 19 7/8in. (50 x 50.3cm.). Executed in 1960. Estimate £500,000 - £800,000 Provenance: Marlborough Galleria d'Arte, Rome.Acquired from the above by the present owner in the early 1970s. PROPERTY OF PRINCESS ISMENE CHIGI, ROME Literature: E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana: Catalogue raisonné... [Lire la suite]


25 janvier 2013

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

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto Spaziale, Teatrino. photo Sotheby's signed and titled on the reverse, waterpaint on canvas and lacquered wood; 110 by 110cm. 43 1/4 by 43 1/4 in. Executed in 1966. Estimation: 250,000 - 350,000 GBP PROVENANCEAlfred Otto Müller, Cologne (acquired directly from the artist in the 1960s)Sale: Sotheby's, London, Contemporary Art Part 1, 9 December 1999, Lot 17Acquired directly from the above by the present owner EXHIBITEDWuppertal, Kunst-und... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2013

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

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto Spaziale, Attese - photo Sotheby's signed, titled and inscribed Andrò a Torino a vedere Michel Tapié on the reverse waterpaint on canvas; 72.5 by 60.5cm. 28 5/8 by 24in. Executed in 1965. Estimation: 800,000 - 1,200,000 GBP  This work is accompanied by a photo certificate issued by the Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan and by a photo certificate signed by the artist.  PROVENANCEGalleria Stefanoni, Lecco (acquired directly... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2013

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

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968), Concetto Spaziale, Attesa. Photo Sotheby's signed, titled and variously inscribedStrepitoso/Gimondi/dominato/Pulidor/nella/“Cronoscalata” on the reverse; waterpaint on canvas, 118 by 91cm. 46 1/2 by 35 5/8 in. Executed in 1965. Estimation: 2,200,000 - 2,800,000 GBP PROVENANCE:  Marlborough Gallery, RomeCattaneo Collection, BresciaGalleria Leone, VeniceAcquired directly from the above by the present owner in the early 1970s ... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2012

Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale rosso, 1968

Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale rosso, 1968. Photo Philips de Pury & Company thermoformed plastic multiple 29.5 x 29.5 cm (11 5/8 x 11 5/8 in). ESTIMATE £8,000 - 12,000 Published by Editions Gustavo Gili in cooperation with the Galeria René Métras, Barcelona. This work is from an unknown edition size and is accompanied by its original box.  PROVENANCE Private Collection, Milan  Philips de Pury & Company. Under The Influence. 13 december 2012. http://www.phillipsdepury.com