LUCIO FONTANA : CONCETTO SPAZIALE, LE CHIESE DI VENEZIA Sotheby's Auction Catalog 2013
LUCIO FONTANA : CONCETTO SPAZIALE, LE CHIESE DI VENEZIA (SPATIAL CONCEPT, THE CHURCHES OF VENICE) 1961. Sotheby's catalog for the auction that took place in London on 26 June 2013.
Single Item Auction Catalog. The art work had an estimate of 4,000,000 to 6,000,000 GBP and sold for 4,450,500 GBP.
Softcover Auction Catalog, 9x11.5 inches, 36 unnumbered pages. Single lot auction, with essays about the painting, Fontana, and Fontana's works. Fully Illustrated.
NEAR FINE condition, a touch of shelf wear to the covers, corner tips lightly worn, overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked.
About this auction (from Sotheby's website):
******A supreme example of Lucio Fontana's tireless conceptual and artistic exploration, Concetto Spaziale, Le Chiese di Venezia exists as undeniable proof of the artist's critical and innovative role in the history of art. This work belongs to the extremely rare and highly venerated Venezia cycle of paintings, which collectively form the crescendo of the Olii corpus that spanned over a decade of his career. Famously created in an inspired burst of artistic activity, the Venezia paintings have acquired a mythic aura within Fontana's oeuvre. Having remained in the most respected private collections since its creation, the appearance of this work for auction denotes an exceptional event. Indeed, though standing alongside fellow constituents of the Venezia Corpus that belong in the prominent collections of the Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, Madrid; and Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan; the present work stands out for its intensely evocative composition; one intrinsically linked with the physical landmass and opulent ornament conjured by its namesake.******