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Lucio FONTANA

Lucio FONTANA

1899–1968, Argentina/Italy

Also known as: LF

Name: Lucio FONTANA
Birth: 1899, 19/2, Argentina
Died: 1968, 7/9, Italy

Lucio Fontana was born February 19, 1899, in Rosario de Santa Fé, Argentina. His father was Italian and his mother Argentinean. He lived in Milan from 1905 to 1922 and then moved back to Argentina, where he worked as a sculptor in his father’s studio for several years before opening his own. In 1926, he participated in the first exhibition of Nexus, a group of young Argentinean artists working in Rosario de Santa Fé. Upon his return to Milan in 1928, Fontana enrolled at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, which he attended for two years.

The Galleria Il Milione, Milan, organized Fontana’s first solo exhibition in 1930. In 1934, he joined the group of abstract Italian sculptors associated with Galleria Il Milione. The artist traveled to Paris in 1935 and joined the Abstraction-Création group. The same year, he developed his skills in ceramics in Albisola, Italy, and later at the Sèvres factory, near Paris. In 1939, he joined the Corrente, a Milan group of expressionist artists. He also intensified his lifelong collaboration with architects during this period.

In 1940, Fontana moved to Buenos Aires. With some of his students, he founded in 1946 the Academia de Altamira from which emerged the Manifiesto Blanco group. He moved back to Milan in 1947 and in collaboration with a group of writers and philosophers signed the Primo manifesto dello spazialismo. He subsequently resumed his ceramic work in Albisola to explore these new ideas with his Concetti spaziali.

The year 1949 marked a turning point in Fontana’s career; he concurrently created the Buchi, his first series of paintings in which he punctured the canvas, and his first spatial environment, a combination of shapeless sculptures, fluorescent paintings, and black lights to be viewed in a dark room. The latter work soon led him to employ neon tubing in ceiling decoration. In the early 1950s, he participated in the Italian Art Informel [more] exhibitions. During this decade, he explored working with various effects, such as slashing and perforating, in both painting and sculpture. The artist visited New York in 1961 during a show of his work at the Martha Jackson Gallery. In 1966, he designed opera sets and costumes for La Scala, Milan.

In the last year of his career, Fontana became increasingly interested in the staging of his work in the many exhibitions that honored him worldwide, as well as in the idea of purity achieved in his last white canvases. These concerns were prominent at the 1966 Venice Biennale, for which he designed the environment for his work, and at the 1968 Documenta in Kassel. Fontana died September 7, 1968, in Comabbio, Italy.

Source: http://www.belart.se/artists/lucio_fontana/

Lucio Fontano var en italiensk målare, grafiker och skulptör. Fontana var en djärvt experimenterande konstnär, som använde många olika material och tekniker som gips, cement och keramik i stora blockformer. Från 1940-talet sökte han nya uttrycksmedel som fritt hängande konstruktioner. Hans senare måleri är dock det som mest har uppmärksammats – hans engagemang i rymden och rummet. Hans spatiala kompositioner ”Concetto Spatiale” på en helt monokrom yta, som med knivskarpa snitt, ett eller flera, har öppnats för kontakt med den yttre och inre rymden. Där upphäver de positiva och negativa faktorerna varandra och förintar materien, medan gravitationshålen är så snabba att inget ljus hinner nå dit.

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"testina" (1950-1955)

Price SEK 127,500 (€13,033)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated SEK 125,000–150,000

"concetto Spaziale, Natura", (2 Skulpturer). (1967)

Price SEK 711,902 (€72,771)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated SEK 400,000–500,000

"concetto Spaziale". (Executed in 1964-1965)

Price SEK 2,884,418 (€294,845)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated SEK 1,500,000–2,000,000

"concetto Spaziale, Attese" (Executed in 1961)

Price SEK 2,016,582 (€206,135)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated SEK 1,600,000–1,800,000
Fanny Hill by Lucio FONTANA

Fanny Hill

Price SEK 11,000 (€1,188)
Estimated SEK 6,000–8,000
Aus: La Lune En Rodage by Lucio FONTANA

Aus: La Lune En Rodage (-59)

Price EUR 10,625
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated EUR 7,000
Concetto Spaziale, From Dix Eaux-fortes by Lucio FONTANA

Concetto Spaziale, From Dix Eaux-fortes (1962)

Price SEK 19,000 (€2,069)
Estimated SEK 20,000–25,000
Concetto Spaziale by Lucio FONTANA

Concetto Spaziale (1965)

Price EUR 18,000
Estimated EUR 22,000–24,000
Concetto Spaziale by Lucio FONTANA

Concetto Spaziale

Price SEK 14,000 (€1,588)
Estimated SEK 8,000–10,000
Concetto Spaziale (nero) by Lucio FONTANA

Concetto Spaziale (nero) (-68)

Price SEK 60,000 (€6,807)
Estimated SEK 30,000–40,000
Concetto Spaziale, Attese by Lucio FONTANA

Concetto Spaziale, Attese (Executed in 1968)

Price SEK 7,800,000 (€884,910)
Estimated SEK 8,000,000–10,000,000
Concetto Spaziale, 1957 by Lucio FONTANA

Concetto Spaziale, 1957 (-57)

Price EUR 0
Not sold
Estimated EUR 500,000–600,000
Untitled by Lucio FONTANA

Untitled

Price SEK 52,000 (€6,058)
Estimated SEK 30,000–40,000
Concetto Spaziale by Lucio FONTANA

Concetto Spaziale (-61)

Price SEK 160,000 (€18,528)
Estimated SEK 100,000–150,000
Concetto Spaziale, Bianco by Lucio FONTANA

Concetto Spaziale, Bianco (Executed in 1965)

Price SEK 3,000,000 (€347,400)
Estimated SEK 3,000,000–4,000,000
Untitled by Lucio FONTANA

Untitled

Price GBP 6,250 (€7,756)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 4,000–5,000
Untitled by Lucio FONTANA

Untitled

Price GBP 11,875 (€14,737)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 5,500–6,000
Concetto Spaziale (ovale Violet Avec Fente) by Lucio FONTANA

Concetto Spaziale (ovale Violet Avec Fente) (-65)

Price SEK 20,000 (€2,249)
Estimated SEK 10,000–15,000
Concetto Spaziale by Lucio FONTANA

Concetto Spaziale

Price SEK 12,000 (€1,309)
Estimated SEK 10,000–12,000
Concetto Spaziale by Lucio FONTANA

Concetto Spaziale

Price SEK 30,000 (€3,272)
Estimated SEK 20,000–30,000
Concetto Spaziale by Lucio FONTANA

Concetto Spaziale

Price SEK 29,000 (€3,190)
Estimated SEK 20,000–25,000
Pyramid by Lucio FONTANA

Pyramid

Price SEK 32,000 (€3,456)
Estimated SEK 30,000–40,000
Teatrino Rosso by Lucio FONTANA

Teatrino Rosso (1968)

Price SEK 66,000 (€7,128)
Estimated SEK 50,000–70,000
Concetto Spaziale 476 by Lucio FONTANA

Concetto Spaziale 476 (-66)

Price SEK 300,000 (€32,583)
Estimated SEK 250,000–300,000
Concetto Spaziale by Lucio FONTANA

Concetto Spaziale

Price SEK 200,000 (€21,722)
Estimated SEK 250,000–300,000
Untitled by Lucio FONTANA

Untitled

Price SEK 15,000 (€1,629)
Estimated SEK 15,000–20,000
Untitled, From Quattro Ogetti Di Lucio Fontana E Due Poesie Di Salvatore Quasimodo by Lucio FONTANA

Untitled, From Quattro Ogetti Di Lucio Fontana E Due Poesie Di Salvatore Quasimodo (1965-66)

Price SEK 31,000 (€3,367)
Estimated SEK 20,000–25,000
Concetto Spaziale by Lucio FONTANA

Concetto Spaziale

Price SEK 12,000 (€1,254)
Estimated SEK 8,000–10,000
Fanny Hill by Lucio FONTANA

Fanny Hill (1968)

Price SEK 11,500 (€1,196)
Estimated SEK 8,000–10,000
Manifesto Blanco 1946. Spazialismo by Lucio FONTANA

Manifesto Blanco 1946. Spazialismo

Price SEK 5,000 (€520)
Estimated SEK 6,000–8,000
Concetto Spaziale by Lucio FONTANA

Concetto Spaziale (1955)

Price SEK 1,550,000 (€161,200)
Estimated SEK 2,200,000–2,400,000
Concetto Spaziale by Lucio FONTANA

Concetto Spaziale (1961)

Price GBP 361,250 (€411,030)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 200,000–300,000
Concetto Spaziale, Attese by Lucio FONTANA

Concetto Spaziale, Attese (1959)

Price GBP 385,250 (€438,337)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 280,000–350,000
Concetto Spaziale, Attese by Lucio FONTANA

Concetto Spaziale, Attese (1962)

Price GBP 481,250 (€547,566)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 300,000–400,000
Concetto Spaciale, From Quattro Oggeti De Lucio Fontana E Due Poesie Di Salvatore Quasimodo by Lucio FONTANA

Concetto Spaciale, From Quattro Oggeti De Lucio Fontana E Due Poesie Di Salvatore Quasimodo (1965-66)

Price SEK 56,000 (€5,356)
Estimated SEK 35,000–45,000
Concetto Spaziale (blu) by Lucio FONTANA

Concetto Spaziale (blu) (Painted 1953)

Price SEK 3,000,000 (€282,870)
Estimated SEK 1,200,000–1,500,000
Concetto Spaziale by Lucio FONTANA

Concetto Spaziale (1953)

Price SEK 5,100,000 (€467,889)
Estimated SEK 3,000,000–4,000,000

Concetto Spazial

Price SEK 30,000 (€3,226)
Estimated SEK 15,000–20,000

Fanny Hill

Price SEK 14,000 (€1,290)
Estimated SEK 10,000–12,000
Concetto Spaziale, Attese Che Bello é Il Sole Dopo La Tempesta Di Ieri. by Lucio FONTANA

Concetto Spaziale, Attese Che Bello é Il Sole Dopo La Tempesta Di Ieri.

Price SEK 3,000,000 (€275,229)
Estimated SEK 1,500,000–2,000,000