Italian modernism is having a moment.
At the recent London auctions, the Christie’s and Sotheby’s Italian sales brought in a combined $129.3 million—a record for Italian modernism, and just the latest peak in its steady market surge over the last few years. Which might be why New York galleries have offered up a slew of shows of late built around the work of postwar Italian artists like Lucio Fontana. He is in fact represented in Painting in Italy 1910s – 1950s: Futurism, Abstraction, Concrete Art, a new group exhibition at Sperone Westwater in the Lower East Side, but the show isn’t entirely representative of what collectors have been buying up in droves—it goes back little farther, to the early 20th century, when Italy’s painters made the first fitful, fateful move toward abstraction.
“Painting in Italy 1910s – 1950s: Futurism, Abstraction, Concrete Art” is on view through December 22 at New York’s Sperone Westwater, 257 Bowery.Follow Us:
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