Lucio Fontana

Argentian-Italian 1899 - 1968

Lucio Fontana was born on February 19, 1899, in Rosario de Santa Fé, Argentina. His father was Italian and his mother Argentinean. He lived in Milan from 1905 to 1922 and then moved back to Argentina, where he worked as a sculptor in his father's studio for several years before opening his own. In 1926, he participated in the first exhibition of Nexus (formed in 1907), a group of young Argentinean artists in Rosario de Santa Fé. On his return to Milan in 1928, Fontana enrolled at the Accademia di belle arti di Brera, which he attended for two years.

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Concetto Spaziale, 1967

Concetto Spaziale, 1967

two elements, each polished brass
each 26.7 x 22.2 x 22.2 cm

Provenance:
Cornette de Saint Cyr, Paris, 2001

Literature:
Ruhé, H, Rigo, C, Lucio Fontana, graphics, multiples and more..., Amsterdam: Tuja Books, 2006, cat. no. B1 and B2 (form a set), ill. p. 139

Artworks

Concetto Spaziale, 1967

Concetto Spaziale, 1967

two elements, each polished brass
each 26.7 x 22.2 x 22.2 cm

Provenance:
Cornette de Saint Cyr, Paris, 2001

Literature:
Ruhé, H, Rigo, C, Lucio Fontana, graphics, multiples and more..., Amsterdam: Tuja Books, 2006, cat. no. B1 and B2 (form a set), ill. p. 139
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Concetto Spaziale Taglio, 1968

Concetto Spaziale Taglio, 1968

signed and numbered on the reverse with the text: 'ars porcellana / rosenthal relief reihe'
white porcelain
42.5 x 26 x 2.5 cm
edition 51 of 75

Literature:
Ruhé, H, Rigo, C, Lucio Fontana, graphics, multiples and more..., Amsterdam: Tuja Books, 2006, cat. no. C3, ill. p. 145
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