Lucio Fontana at Gagosian is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

"Concetto Spaziale, Attese", from 1959 (© and courtesy the Fondazione Lucio Fontana and Gagosian Gallery; private collection, Milan)

I don’t expect artists to get everything right. In fact, when they do, it makes me doubt their courage. Here’s a weirdly incoherent, ornamental Lucio Fontana from the Gagosian survey of his work that I’ve been Daily Pic-ing all week. I suppose it gets more or less everything wrong (although it could work as a costume study for the Green Lantern’s smack down with Wolverine.) But its wrongness gives me a weird thrill, given the company it keeps with so many successful experiments.

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