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Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) Concetto spaziale, Attese. Executed in 1959. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010

indistinctly signed, titled, and inscribed 'l. fontana Concetto spaziale Oggi piove a Milano' (on the reverse), waterpaint on canvas, 28 7/8 x 29½in. (73.3 x 75cm.). Estimate £350,000 - £500,000

Provenance: Renato Radici, Milan.
Arturo Schiavone, Milan.
Galleria Medea, Milan.
Gino Lizzola, Milan.
Acquired by the present owner in the 1970s.

Literature: E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana: catalogue raisonné des peintures, sculptures et environnements spatiaux, vol. II, Brussels 1974, no. 59 T 40 (illustrated, p. 83).
E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana: catalogo generale, vol. I, Milan 1986, no. 59 T 40 (illustrated, p. 285).
E. Crispolti, Lucio Fontana: catalogo ragionato di sculture, dipinti, ambientazioni, vol. I, Milan 2006, no. 59 T 40 (illustrated, p. 451).

Christie's. Post War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction. 11 February 2010. London, King Street www.christies.com