(Rosario di Santa Fe, Argentina 1899–1968 Milan) “Concetto spaziale” - Teatrino, 1965, on the reverse titled, signed L. Fontana, waterpaint, blue, painted wood, dark blue, 83 x 55 cm, (PP)
The work has been registered by the Lucio Fontana archive, Milan under the archive no. 179/2 (65 T E7).
Provenance: Galerie Burén, Stockholm; Liden, Stockholm (179/2); Private Collection, Italy Exhibitions: Genoa, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Attraversare Genova. Percorsi e linguaggi internazionali del Contemporaneo. anni ‘60 - ‘70.2004, Exhibition catalogue page 166 with ill. (texts by Sandra Solimano); Da de Chirico a Fontana, gli anni d’oro di Montecatini Terme, 27 September - 3 November 2002, Exhibition catalogue page 164 – 165 with ill. (texts by Daniele Crippa)
Literature: Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana Catalogue raisonné des peintures, sculptures et environnements spatiaux, Brussels 1974, Vol. II, page 168, ill. page 169; Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana Catalogo generale, Milan 1986, Vol. II, page 591 with ill.; Enrico Crispolti, Lucio Fontana Catalogo ragionato, Milan, 2006, Vol. II, page 777, no. 65 TE 7 with ill.
The “Teatrini”, the little theatres, are amongst Lucio Fontana’s last works. Although here his means of expression is two-dimensional, this is, however, lent a three-dimensional aspect. “Concetto spaziale” – Teatrino, from 1965, presents a large-scale, intensive blue background, framed by dark blue wings. Wave-like silhouettes effect a lively play of shadow.
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