Lucio Fontana: On The Threshold at The Met

Argentine-Italian artist Lucio Fontana (1899–1968) was one of the most innovative artists of the twentieth century. Widely known for his Cuts series, the slashed paintings became symbols of the postwar era, the exhibition will present extraordinary examples of this iconic body of work until 14 April.

The exhibition also explores Fontana’s beginnings as a sculptor, including his ceramic work and his pioneering environments. The Met Breuer, El Museo del Barrio will present Fontana’s last environment, Spatial Environment at Documenta 4, in Kassel (1968).

On view at The Met Breuer in Floor 3, and Floor 5, and at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 913 until 14 April, 2019.

Seen at top: Lucio Fontana (Italian, 1899-1968). Spatial Concept, Expectations, 1959. Oil on canvas. Olnick Spanu Collection © 2018 Fondazione Lucio Fontana/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome

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