The De-definition of Art

Lucio Fontana, Spatial Concept, Waiting, 1960

I’m reading The De-definition of Art by Rosenberg. Highly recommended.

“Fontana…called himself a “spatialist,” his gouging holes in his canvases had always seemed to me a Dadaist nose-thumbing at the formalist dogma of “preserving the integrity of the picture plane.” With his punctures Fontana transformed his paintings into a species of relief (they are sometimes referred to as sculptures).”

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