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Installation view, Luciano Fabro, L'Infinito

Installation view of L'Infinito, 1989 (foreground), and Ceramiche (Mattonelle-Habitat di Essen), 1980-1981 (background), in Luciano Fabro: Die zeit. Werke 1963-1991, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland, September 29 - December 01, 1991. Photo: Giovanni Ricci © Archivio Fotografico A. Guidetti e G. Ricci; Works: Luciano Fabro © Silvia Fabro (Archivio Luciano e Carla Fabro).

Installation view, Luciano Fabro, L'Infinito

Installation view of L'Infinito, 1989 (foreground), and Ceramiche (Mattonelle-Habitat di Essen), 1980-1981 (background), in Luciano Fabro: Die zeit. Werke 1963-1991, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland, September 29 - December 01, 1991. Photo: Giovanni Ricci © Archivio Fotografico A. Guidetti e G. Ricci; Works: Luciano Fabro © Silvia Fabro (Archivio Luciano e Carla Fabro).

Press Release

Paula Cooper Gallery is pleased to propose an installation of Luciano Fabro’s important sculptural work “L'Infinito”—a floor piece from 1989 first shown at the Gallery Micheline Scwajcer in Antwerp. Known for poetic, visual acuity and intuitive forms, Fabro (1936–2007) was a central figure in the movement to redefine sculpture in post-war Italy. Although he was closely associated with Arte Povera, Fabro described himself as a ‘heretic’ of the movement—a position which granted him a broad, open and collective sense of culture that extended beyond a single nation or time period. “L'Infinito”, composed of steel and marble, evokes the haptic quality of the sculptural surface as a means to explore notions of nature, mythology, and history.