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A work made of torn and scratched white wove paper, over aluminum foil tipped to cream board.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome

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  • A work made of torn and scratched white wove paper, over aluminum foil tipped to cream board.

Date:

c. 1964

Artist:

Lucio Fontana
Italian, born Argentina, 1899-1968

About this artwork

This work by Lucio Fontana articulates his interest in expanding the spatial boundaries of the two-dimensional picture surface. The torn and scratched paper suggests the violent acts found in Christian iconography, such as the Crucifixion. Such acts of aggression and self-laceration echo certain artistic trends, namely painterly abstraction, Dada, and Surrealism. Although the gouged paper speaks to the sculptural potential of the picture surface, the perforations can also be read as rhythmic patterns and as objects in space.

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Artist

Lucio Fontana

Title

Untitled

Origin

Italy

Date

Made 1964

Medium

Torn and scratched white wove paper, over aluminum foil tipped to cream board

Dimensions

504 × 600 mm (primary support); 502 × 602 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

Gift of Lannan Foundation

Reference Number

1997.108

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome

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