Auction catalogs can be scholarly and that’s certainly the case for Exceptional Ceramics from Leoncillo to Lucio Fontana at Sotheby’s (Milan, 11 April 2019 | 6:00 PM CEST).
Featured image: Lucio Fontana, Battaglia, Signed ’50
Scholar Dr. Lisa Hockemeyer (the works come her family’s collection) writes:
“The individual pieces, some more painterly, some more sculptural, oscillate between form and non-form, immateriality and brute physical mass, between expressionism and abstract, between tradition and modernity, employing the ancient art of the potter to break with the past and to turn into metaphors of a creative rebirth, witnessed in Italian artistic culture following World War II. The works speak for themselves.”
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