The Art Newspaper is reporting that the Met is putting together plans for a major Lucio Fontana retrospective. Europe’s Warhol, Fontana has driven the Contemporary art market for nearly two decades and yet remains under-represented in US collections:
The Italian artist’s first and only US retrospective took place in 1977 at New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, which also presented a smaller show in 2006. “An exhibition at the Met will necessarily be all-encompassing,” a source says. A spokeswoman for the museum confirms that a Fontana show is “under consideration”. But the show has not been formally announced.
Metropolitan Museum plans major Fontana show for 2017 (The Art Newspaper)