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Lot 9 / Modern and Contemporary ArtNovember 17, 2008 19:00

Lot 9

Fontana Lucio, 1899-1968 (I)

Concetto spaziale, Attese, 1959

Idropittura su tela.
H 1000 mm W 1250 mm.

*CHF700'000 / 1'000'000
*EUR600'000 / 900'000
*USD750'000 / 1'100'000

Verso signed, dated and titled. Additionally inscribed: "I+I-618; II/26-XLIV-2/59", crossed out: "2/59".

Provenance:
Galerie 59, Heiner & Rosmarie Ruths, Aschaffenburg;
European private property, acquired 1982.

Exhibitions:
Stadt Wolframs-Eschenbach und Galerie 59 Aschaffenburg. Kunstausstellung zur 900-Jahrfeier der Stadt Wolframs-Eschenbach, Internationale Malerei 1960-61, 15. July - 24. September 1961. No. 145;
Galerie der Stadt Esslingen / Villa Merkel. ZERO ITALIEN. Azimut/Azimuth 1959/60 in Mailand. Und heute.
3. December 1995 - 25. February 1996;
Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain Nice, Zero International, 11. April - 8. June 1998.

Literature:
Exhibition catalogue. Stadt Wolframs-Eschenbach und Galerie 59 Aschaffenburg. Kunstausstellung zur 900-Jahrfeier der Stadt Wolframs-Eschenbach, Internationale Malerei 1960-61, 1961. No. 145 (without illustration);
Enrico Crispolti. Lucio Fontana, Catalogue Raisonné des peintures, sculptures et environnements spatiaux, Tomo II.
Bruxelles, La Connaissance, 1974.
No. 59 T 24 (illustration);
Enrico Crispolti. Fontana, Catalogo Generale, Tomo I.
Milano, Electa, 1986.
No. 59 T 24 (illustration);
Exhibition catalogue. Galerie der Stadt Esslingen / Villa Merkel. ZERO ITALIEN. Azimut/Azimuth 1959/60 in Mailand. Und heute.
Ostfildern, Cantz Verlag, 1996.
Page 8 (illustration);
Enrico Crispolti. Lucio Fontana, Catalogo ragionato di sculpture, dipinti, ambientazioni, Tomo I.
Milano, Skira editore, 2006.
No. 59 T 24 (illustration).

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