Anthony White: Lucio Fontana

More than just a slasher

Peter Hill

 

Lucio Fontana: Between Utopia and Kitsch
by Anthony White
MIT Press (Footprint Books
), $29.95 hb, 338 pp, 9780262015929

 

Throw the name Lucio Fontana into any dinner table discussion about twentieth-century art, and chances are the first comment thrown back will be, ‘He’s the Italian guy who slashed his canvases.’ He certainly was. But there is much more to him than that, as this exquisitely produced and exhaustively researched book by Anthony White shows.

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