(Rosario di Santa Fe, Argentina 1899–1968 Milan) “Concetto spaziale”, Attese, 1968, on the reverse signed, titled, inscribed: L. Fontana/”Concetto Spaziale”/ATTESE/Sono proprio stanco/di lavorare, waterpaint on canvas, rose, 61 x 50 cm, in plexiglas box, (PP)
„As a painter, while working on one of my perforated canvases, I do not want to make a painting: I want to open up space, create a new dimension for art, tie in with the cosmos as it endlessly expands beyond the confining plane of the picture.“ (Lucio Fontana, zitiert in Jan van der Marck und Enrico Crispolti, La Connaissance, Brussels 1974, page 7)
Photo certificate: Archivio Lucio Fontana, Milan 30/09/1970
The work has been registered by the Lucio Fontana archive, Milan under the archive no. 1617/4 (68 T 82).
Provenance: Camuffo, Venice (452/33); Gironda, Milan (1502/5); Galleria d’Arte dei Mille, Bergamo (label on the reverse); Centro Arte Internazionale, Milan (stamped on the reverse); Private Collection, Europe (1617/1) (purchased here in the 1970s by the family of the current owner)
Literature: Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana Catalogue raisonné des peintures, sculptures et environnements spatiaux, Brussels, 1974, Vol. II, page 202, ill. page 203; Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana Catalogo generale, Milan 1986, Vol. II, page 692 with ill.; Enrico Crispolti, Fontana Catalogo ragionato di sculture, dipinti, ambientazioni, Milan, 2006, Vol. II, page 884, ill. page 885, no. 68 T 82 with ill.
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