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Art by Lucio Fontana

Lucio Fontana
Concetto Spaziale, Attese
Estimate 1,500,000 to 2,000,000 GBP

signed, titled and inscribed on the reverse
Con questa pioggia é impossibile lavorare - W il sole

The above work will be offered through Sotheby's in London on October 15th 2010.

"The discovery of the Cosmos is that of a new dimension, it is the Infinite: thus I pierce this canvas, which is the basis of all arts and I have created an infinite dimension, an x which for me is the basis for all Contemporary Art"

Lucio Fontana's stunning Concetto Spaziale, Attese from 1965 is an impressive
example from the artist's celebrated Tagli series. Its scale and presence and the sharp
contrast of the silken white surface with the blackness of the eight diagonally curving
black slashes epitomises Erika Billeter's statement that: "Lucio Fontana... challenges
the history of painting. With one bold stroke he pierces the canvas and tears it to
shreds. Through this action he declares before the entire world that the canvas is no
longer a pictorial vehicle and asserts that easel painting, a constant in art heretofore, is called into question. Implied in this gesture is both the termination of a five-hundred year evolution in Western painting and a new beginning, for destruction carries innovation in its wake"

Art by Lucio Fontana