The Art Newspaper connects the dots on Fontana in London this October where two of the artist’s La Fine di Dio works will be on offer:
Tornabuoni Art opens its London space on Albemarle Street on 8 October with an exhibition of more than 50 works by Lucio Fontana. The star of the show is a rare, white, egg-shaped canvas from Fontana’s La Fine di Dio series (1963). The artist made 38 such pieces and they are rarely offered on the market. There is no word on the asking price, but another work from the series, in black, is the star of Sotheby’s upcoming Italian sale and is estimated at £15m-£20m, while the auction record for the artist is $21m.
The gallery lent important works for a Fontana survey at the Musée de l’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 2014, and it’s fair to assume that it will be lending to the upcoming show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, scheduled for 2017. “The post-war art world is becoming more and more Italian, with current research focused on the 1950s and 1960s Milanese scene,” says Michele Casamonti, the head of Tornabuoni.
Fontana and Burri take centre stage in London’s galleries (The Art Newspaper)