Concetto spaziale, 1966-68
Incision on thick blotting paper laid down on card
19 5/8 x 23 3/8 in. / 50 x 60 cm.
Incised with the signature “l fontana” lower right
-Piero Fedeli, Milano
-Anne Lejemtel, Paris
-Lachowsky collection, Brussels
-Christie’s London, 5 Feb 2004, lot 134
Registered in the Archives Lucio Fontana, number 2950/5.
Literature: Luca Massimo Barbero, Lucio Fontana, Catalogo ragionato delle opera su carta, Tomo III, p.974, numbered 66-68 DSP 107 (Ed. Skira, 2014):
White represented, as we know, for Fontana the “purest, least complicated, most understandable colour,” that which most immediately struck the note of “pure simplicity,” “pure philosophy,” “spatial philosophy,” “cosmic philosophy” to which Fontana more than ever aspired during the last years of his life”. (J. van der Marck & E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Vol. I, Brussels, 1974, p. 137).
– Lucio Fontana: On the Threshold, exhibition at the Met Breuer and Metropolitan Museum NY, until April 14, 2019. The first major survey of Lucio Fontana (1899–1968) in the United States in more than forty years, this exhibition reexamines the career of one of the most innovative artists of the twentieth century: