Lucio Fontana

Lucio Fontana

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) is said to challenge the boundaries of the art object as a means of moving into real space as can be seen in his environmental installations. Executed in Milan from 1949 to 1951, Fontana used unconventional materials such as fluorescent tubing to integrated painting and architecture – thus making the physical presence of the spectator an essential component of his work. In this way, Fontana anticipates the achievement of minimal sculptors such as Dan Flavin. By slashing the surfaces of his monochromes, Fontana would also direct the spectator’s attention to the materiality of the raw canvas itself, collapsing the idea of painting as window with that of painting as object. According to Anthony White, “the monochrome surface invited the viewer to read the cut paradoxically, as figure on ground. In this way, Fontana created a form within painting that consists of real space.”

Selected Press

Huffington Post | Sotto Voce: The Best Art Show in London Today

March 12, 2015

At some era, different artists from different parts of the globe seem to be working on the same wavelength, …

The Arts Desk | Sotto Voce, Dominique Lévy

February 14, 2015

Sotto Voce is a collection of white paintings, sculptures and reliefs made by European, British …

Apollo Magazine | Pure abstraction: ‘Sotto Voce’ and the appeal of the abstract white relief

February 10, 2015

‘Abstract white relief’ is not an easy term to get your head around. It can sound highly technical, …

TimeOut London | Sotto Voce

February 10, 2015

Everything’s all white in this group show of big names including Jean Arp, Ben Nicholson, Lucio …

Architectural Digest | Abstract White Reliefs are the Subject of a London Gallery Show

January 31, 2015

The abstract white relief, as envisioned by artists from diverse locations, generations, and affiliations, …

Aesthetica | Sotto Voce, Dominique Lévy Gallery, London

January 9, 2015

The second show at Dominique Lévy’s new London space will map the progression of the abstract white …

The New York Times | ‘Audible Presence: Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Cy Twombly’

November 1, 2013

A beautiful show of often little-known works by three revered artists, all of whom exaggerated or …

The New York Times | Paola Pivi - ‘Ok, you are better than me, so what?’; ‘Audible Presence’

October 17, 2013

There are several ways to describe the frisson between the shows with which Galerie Perrotin, of Paris, …

Blouin Artinfo | “Audible Presence” Echoes At Dominique Lévy

October 14, 2013

For the inaugural exhibition at Dominique Lévy’s new gallery on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, …

Haute Living | Haute Event: Dominique Lévy Celebrates New Gallery

October 7, 2013

Connoisseur, collector, advisor, and gallerist Dominique Lévy is admired internationally as a leading …

New Yorker | Audible Presence: Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Cy Twombly

October 1, 2013

This seductive show, the gallery’s first, borrows its title from Klein’s description of his rarely …

Art Observerd | New York: “Audible Presence: Fontana Klein Twombly” at Dominique Lévy Through November 16th, 2013

September 26, 2013

Twenty minutes of continuous, monotone sound, followed by twenty minutes of absolute silence

The Daily Beast | Woman as Fancy Slit?

September 26, 2013

This is “Spatial Concept: Portrait of Iris Clert”, painted by Lucio Fontana in 1961 and now on …

Purple FR | Audible Presence: Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Cy Twombly at Dominique Lévy Gallery, New York

September 23, 2013

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Vogue | Two Art Shows Featuring Works by Paola Pivi, Yves Klein, Lucio Fontana, and Cy Twombly

September 20, 2013

“I love bears” Paola Pivi explained on the opening day of her new Galerie Perrotin on Madison …

Interview Magazine | An Audible Presence in New York

September 18, 2013

Imagine 20 minutes of a blaring single note, emitted in unison by a symphony and a choir. Imagine …

The Styley | Audible Prescence at Dominique Levy

September 18, 2013

Does anyone remember the Rag & Bone outpost on Madison and East 73rd Street? I do, and fondly.

SFAQ | Review: “Audible Presence”, Fontana, Klein, Twombly at Dominique Lévy, New York.

September 17, 2013

The glamorous “L” of L&M Arts has just opened the first show of her new eponymous gallery …

Art in America | Dominique Lévy Launches Upper East Side Venue

September 16, 2013

Dealer Dominique Lévy had been searching without success for Upper East Side real estate for her …

Departures Magazine | Two New York Gallery Shows Not to Miss

September 16, 2013

In 1960 Yves Klein debuted his 40-Minute-Monotone-Symphony, a single toned work conceived 13 years …

The Village Voice | Art Fall Picks 2013

September 4, 2013

In 1971, L.A. artist Chris Burden spent five days jammed inside a school locker. Later that year, …

Architectural Digest | Emmanuel Perrotin and Dominique Levy Create Manhattan's Newest Contemporary Art Destination

August 31, 2013

The most anticipated gallery opening of New York’s young fall season is actually a two-for-one.

Artdaily | Dominique Levy to inaugurate new gallery with masterworks by Fontana, Klein, and Twombly

August 5, 2013

Dominique Levy announced her gallery’s new home in New York City and the inaugural exhibition Inaudible …

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"Audible Presence" Echoes At Dominique Lévy

March 22, 2017

Dominique Lévy brings together the romantic abstractions of Yves Klein, Lucio Fontana, and Cy Twombly with "Audible Presence."

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