THE GALLANT APPAREL
Concetto Spaziale (blue), 1953
Notizie arte Contemporanea, Turin
Galerie Bleue, Stockholm
Private Collection, Sweden
Gian Enzo Sperone, New York
Private Collection, Europe
Fondazione Lucio Fontana Milan, registered n. 3590/1, certificate Milan, 05/11/2008
Fontana, Galerie Bleue, Exhibition catalogue, April 1967, catalogue number n. 21 and n. 54
ZERO e Dintorni, Sperone Westwater, 25 September– 4 October 2009
Meneguzzo, M. and Dimitrova, M., The Gallant Apparel: Italian Art and the Modern, exhibition catalogue, p. 30-31, ill.
Galerie Bleue, Stockholm, Fontana, June 1967
ZERO e Dintorni, Biennale Internazionale dell’Antiquariato, Florence 2009
London, Robilant+Voena, The Gallant Apparel: Italian Art and the Modern, 27 September – 27 October 2010
compositional ability, he is unafraid of overdoing decoration and looks to the traditional artistic methods of
Venetian mosaics for inspiration. It is not by chance that the stones placed on the surface are chips of glass
discarded from the furnaces of Murano. This is a model that the artist adopted around 1955/56, towards the
end of the period in which he was largely influenced by the Informale. The glass stones are the ideal
antipodes to the holes that constellate the composition; they are the “fullness” in front of the void of the blue
universe of the space, almost a galaxy, defined by the artist’s typical circular scratched line.
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