The Lucio Fontana: Sculptor show runs from March 7-May 12 and features 15 sculptural works by the postwar Italian artist.
The example above right, Guerrieri a cavallo, a polychrome glazed ceramic, is priced at €450,000.
“We believe that the prices for Fontana’s sculptures are still undervalued compared to those for his paintings,” says Matteo Lampertico, one of the founders of the Old Bond Street gallery launched in 2015. “The market prices for Fontana have been increasing rapidly in recent years but there is no reason why a terracotta Concetto spaziale [Spatial Concept] should cost 10 times less than a similarly sized painting.”
He adds that the holes or slashes in Fontana’s paintings, made famous by that Concetto… series, are connected to the sculpture as they are themselves three-dimensional. The exhibition has been put together by guest curators Luciano Tellaroli and Paolo Campiglio, both specialists in Italian modern and contemporary art, and includes both figurative and abstract works. Five drawings related to the sculptural works also feature.