Lucio Fontana: Venice/New York
June 4—September 24, 2006
Lucio Fontana: Venice/New York introduces two rare bodies of works created around the cities of Venice and New York, presented together for the first time. The Venice paintings, shimmering surfaces in silver and gold recalling the mosaics of St. MarkÝs and the cityÝs Byzantine splendor, are juxtaposed with the New York works, giant sheets of shiny and scratched copper, cut through by dynamic vertical gestures that conjure the force of New York and its powerful electric skyline.
Lucio Fontana, Concetto spaziale, Venice Moon, 1961. Oil and cuts on canvas, silver, 59 1/16 x 59 1/16 inches (150 x 150 cm) [61 O 53]. Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan. © 2006 Fondazione Lucio Fontana