9 Things You May Not Know about Lucio Fontana

1. His work ranged beyond “Holes” and “Cuts”

Lucio Fontana, Milan, 1966. Photo: Ugo Mulas © Eredi Ugo Mulas. All rights reserved. Courtesy Archivio Ugo Mulas, Milan - Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan/Naples. © Fondazione Lucio Fontana

Lucio Fontana’s Concetti spaziali (Spatial Concepts)—often called “Holes” and “Cuts”—are his best-known works, but over the course of his career he created many artworks through different media. They include more traditional and figurative sculptures, works in ceramic, decorative ceilings, hanging neons, and Ambienti spaziali (Spatial Environments): self-contained rooms that viewers can walk through. This artist was always experimenting, moving freely between an eclectic array of methods.
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Lucio Fontana, Ambiente spaziale in Documenta 4, a Kassel, 1968. Photographic documentation of the artwork exhibited at documenta 4, Kassel, 1968. © documenta archiv/Werner Kohn. © Fondazione Lucio Fontana