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

signed, titled, inscribed and dated 'ATTESE l. Fontana "Concetto Spaziale" 68 La Pomita à preso un topo e lo mangia' (on the reverse), waterpaint on canvas; 29 x 23 5/8in. (73.6 x 60cm.). Painted in 1968 - Estimate £200,000 - £300,000. Price Realized £325,250

Provenance: Jean Ferrero Collection, Nice.
Private Collection, Paris.
Michel Couturier & Cie, Paris.
George Barrie Collection, New York.
A gift from the above to the present owner.

Literature: E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana: catalogue raisonné des peintures, sculptures et environnements spatiaux, vol. II, Brussels 1974, no. 68 T 26 (illustrated, p. 198).
E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana: catalogo generale, vol. II, Milan 1986, no. 68 T 26 (illustrated, p. 682).
E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana: catalogo ragionato di sculture, dipinti, ambientazioni, vol. II, Milan 2006, no. 68 T 26 (illustrated, p. 876).

Christie's. The Italian Sale, 14 October 2010, London, King Street