Unique Lucio Fontana Pair of Painted White Doors for Borsani, Bronze Handles For Sale
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Unique Lucio Fontana Pair of Painted White Doors for Borsani, Bronze Handles


Important unique pair of big doors painted by Lucio Fontana in 1952, with sculptured bronze handles produced for Osvaldo Borsani Baroque decoration painted with original bronze handles Mixed-media on painted wood.  Unique piece Lacquered wood, ash, patinated bronze. Measures: 204 x 53 cm each. No signed. Executed by Lucio Fontana during his cooperation with Arredamenti Borsani Milano. Decorazione su due ante di armadio -pair of painted doors. Archived by Archivio Fontana n. 3528/1AeB. Sold with a copy of registration from Archivio Lucio Fontana, no. 3528/2AeB. Lucio Fontana, the famous painter and sculptor, founded Spatialism, an art movement characterized by a synthesis of color, space, movement and time. From abstract-expressionist sculptures and paintings to monochromatic canvases with holes and slashes, Fontana’s works changed modern art. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Fontana collaborated with the architect Osvaldo Borsani, creating unique interiors for some of Italy’s wealthiest patrons. Provenance: Private collection, Milan Christie's, Milan, Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, 24-25 November 2008, Lot 184 Private collection, Rome. Exhibition: "CAMERE D'ARTISTA italian design 1930-1960" Villa Bertelli -Forte dei Marmi LU Italy 24 july 15 sept 2014.


  • Materials and techniques
    Brass, Wood, Ash
  • Condition
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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 80.32 in. x W 20.87 in. x D 1.19 in.

    H 204 cm x W 53 cm x D 3 cm

  • Seller location
    Rome, IT
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