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This book starts from Lucio Fontana’s exhibition, curated by Enrico Crispolti, that was held from October 1st to November 30th, 2009, at Tornabuoni Art Gallery, Paris. The same exhibition is presented again in Arezzo, as “Lucio Fontana – Hic et Nunc”, from May 6th to June 24th at the Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art, for which then is turned into a catalogue.
The volume explores, through a selection of approximately seventy works, including sculptures and paintings which is depicted regarding the Master’s artistic activity from the 1950s onwards.
The critical essays of Enrico Crispolti enrich the text by providing extracts of the important insights into the life of Lucio Fontana, including his visits to Paris and Milan, during which he continued to hold a large network of exchanges and relations with artists, architects and intellectuals of his time.
Vintage photographs, direct quotations from the artist, and a thorough biography contextualising the art of Fontana in the specific cultural climate in which he lived and helped to better understand the evolutionary spirit of this person who, until his death, will be driven by a constant creative tension.