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Lucio Fontana, Concetto spaziale, Attese, 1959

Waterpaint on canvas

90 x 80 cm. (35 3/8 x 31 1/2 in.)

©Helly Nahmad Gallery NY

Lucio Fontana: On the Treshold
23 January - 14 April 2019

The Nahmad Collection is pleased to contribute to the first retrospective of the artist in the United States in more than four decades.  Lucio Fontana: On the Treshold will reassess the legacy of this key postwar figure through a selection of exquisite sculptures, ceramics, paintings, drawings, and environments made between 1931 and 1968. 

The founder of Spatialism and one of the most innovative artists of the 20th century, Lucio Fontana (1899–1968) is widely known for a series of slashed paintings from 1958 known as the Cuts (Tagli) that became symbols of the postwar era.  The exhibition at The Met Breuer will present extraordinary examples of this iconic series, and will also explore Fontana’s beginnings as a sculptor and his pioneering work with environments, contextualizing the radical nature of the Cuts within his broader practice.