The subgroup Concetto Spaziale - Attese is the most prolific and most popular in his art. In 1965, Fontana goes indeed beyond minimalism by lacerating with his razor strictly monochromatic canvases, including the most pristine white.
His gesture joined the action painting but the absolute purity of the incision and the skilful arrangement of cuts in the surface of the fabric make these Attese a unique medium in the history of art.
Fontana expresses by his cuts the promise to perceive the cosmic infinity through the canvas, in a more easily understandable way for the observer than the abstract paintings by Mondrian. Attese means Expectations.
A Concetto Spaziale - Attese 80 x 100 cm executed in 1965 in water-color white paint is estimated £ 5M for sale by Sotheby's in London on February 10, lot 8.
With 23 cuts spread in two rows, it is the most complex realization of the series. Fontana was aware that the success of this specimen was great, and he used it for the very exceptional photographic report in which he unveiled the mechanism of his creative act.