Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) Concetto spaziale, Teatrino. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010

waterpaint on canvas and lacquered wood, 43¼ x 43¼in. (110 x 110cm.). Executed in 1966. Est. £150,000 - £200,000

Provenance: Serge de Bloe, Brussels.
Galerie Bernard Cats, Brussels.
Anon. sale, Christie's New York, 16 November 2006, lot 144.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.

Literature: E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogue raisonné des peintures, sculptures et environments spatiaux rédigé, vol. II, Brussels 1974, no. 66 TE 13 (illustrated, p. 176).
E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogo Generale, vol. II, Milan 1986, no. 66 TE 13 (illustrated, p. 620).
E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana, Catalogo ragionato di sculture, dipinti, ambientazioni, vol. II, no. 66 TE 13 (illustrated, p. 809).


Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) Concetto spaziale. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010

Signed 'L. Fontana' (lower right); signed 'L. Fontana' (on the reverse), paper, 19 5/8 x 23 5/8in. (49.8 x 60cm.). Executed in 1962-63. Est. £20,000 - £30,000

Provenance : Private collection (acquired by the father of the present owner and thence by descent to the present owner).

Notes: This work is recorded in the Archivio Lucio Fontana, Milan, under number 1737/84.

Christie's. Post War and Contemporary Art Day Auction. 12 February 2010. London, King Street www.christies.com