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An indispensable overview of Fontana’s innovative spatial interventions

Famed for his iconic monochrome canvases with violent vertical cuts, Italian artist Lucio Fontana (1899–1968) is one of the most important avant-garde artists of the 20th century and he continues to inspire artists, designers and architects today.

Lucio Fontana: The Conquest of Space highlights Fontana’s “Concetto spaziale,” or “spatial concept,” and shows how these spatial notions took shape not only in his slashed canvases but also in his sculpture, jewelry and installations.
For Fontana, there was no fundamental distinction between the visual arts, architecture and design: he was a sculptor by trade and refused to be limited by disciplines in his conception of space. He was one of the first visual artists to create spatial installations with floating sculptures and neon lights, and to collaborate with architects and designers. This lavish catalog contains 100 reproductions of his groundbreaking work.

176 pages, 17 x 24 cm, paperback, Dutch/English

Published by Nai010 Publishers

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