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20th century Italian art hits boom time - but public doesn't know

Fontana's Concetto Spaziale, La Fine Di Dio (The End of God) sold for £15.9 million at Sotheby's London in October, a record price for any work of post-war Italian art.

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WHEN a work by Lucio Fontana sold at Christie's New York last month for US$29.2 million, it was the highest price that the artist had ever achieved at auction. The giant, canary-yellow canvas was the latest in a string of broken records: five of Fontana's top 10 auction sales of...