Venezia: Peggy Guggenheim Collection, 2006. Hardbound. Silver illustrated boards. 224 pp., profusely illustrated with large color plates and bw photographs. As New. Item #103946
Text is in Italian. There has not been a major exhibition of Fontana's work since the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s retrospective in 1977. Now, nearly thirty years later, the present exhibition—which premiered at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice—introduces a selection of work ranging from 1947 to 1965 and brings together for the first time two rare series that Fontana produced in the early 1960s, each dedicated to the city that inspired its creation: Venice and New York. Trained as a sculptor, he introduced the third dimension to his canvases first by puncturing them with holes in 1948 and then, from 1958, by performing his most famous gesture: the Cut. He called these works Concetti spaziali, or spatial concepts.
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