- Nelson Leirner born 1932
- Original title
- Homenagem a Fontana II
- Cotton, steel and aluminium
- Object: 1800 x 1240 mm
- Presented by Patricia Phelps de Cisneros through the Latin American Acquisitions Committee in honour of Tiqui Atencio Demirdjian 2009
Homage to Fontana II imitates the format of a conventional painting on canvas but is made from fabric and zips. As the title suggests, it represents a playful tribute to Italian artist Lucio Fontana. Fontana punctured or sliced the canvas to create a new space beyond the surface of the painting. Leirner’s work is partially unzipped to reveal panels of differently coloured fabric.
Gallery label, January 2019
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