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Published by Groupe Espace, Milan for a volume of Documenti d'Arte d'Oggi

Printed text of a poem in Italian by Renzo Modesti on verso, as issued. One print has a small hole in the light green area near the center of the lithograph and is most likely a natural feature of the fibrous paper chosen by the artist and inherent to the work.

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Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) is an Italian artist born in Argentina, known as the founder of Spatialism. Fontana established his own sculpture studio in 1924 in Buenos Aires and moved to Milan from 1928-1930 to study under Adolfo Wildt at the Accademia di Brera. While in Milan, Fontana’s first solo exhibition opened in 1930 at the gallery Il Milione. In 1935, Fontana joined the association Abstraction-Création, Paris, and in 1939, he joined the Corrente, a group of expressionist artist in Milan. In 1946, Fontana founded the Altamira academy with some of his students in Buenos Aires, after having returned to Argentina in 1940. The academy was focused upon the tenets of Spatialism, which was centered upon the idea that "Matter, color, and sound in motion are the phenomena whose simultaneous development makes up the new art." In 1948, Fontana returned to Italy and exhibited his Spacialist works at the Galleria del Naviglio, Milan. He collaborated with several important architects, including Luciano Baldessari, and became increasingly interested in designing the spaces in which his works were exhibited. This was particularly evident in his exhibition for the 1966 Venice Biennale, where he designed the space in which his works were exhibited. Fontana was awarded the Grand Prize for Painting at the Venice Biennale during that year. His works have been exhibited internationally.

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Untitled (from Documenti d'Arte d'Oggi) (Two works), 1958
Lot Number 35
Lithograph in colors
12.5 x 8.625 in (31.75 x 21.91 cm)
Signed and dated in plate on lower right, recto (each)

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Lucio Fontana
Untitled (from Documenti d'Arte d'Oggi) (Two works)
  • Dimensions
    12.5 x 8.625 in (31.75 x 21.91 cm)