DAILY PIC: Forget the specifics of how Lucio Fontana executed his signature gesture of slicing through his art’s surfaces. Sometimes, he didn’t – as in this reconstructed neon piece that fills the rafters above the Gagosian Fontana survey, which is the subject of this whole week’s Daily Pics. Fontana conceived the piece in 1951, about a decade before Dan Flavin and others started to see the potential in light as a medium. And it is as successful as anything that came after: The translation of drawing into space is an analogue, of sorts, to Fontana pulling painting into depth with his knife.
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