The photograph portrays an Italian-Japanese boy intent on cutting out images of Lucio Fontana’s works. The photographic tableau vivant
is set in the Sala Parnaso ofGAM Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan. The boy, seated in a sculptural pose, holds a book by Fontana from which he continues to cut out images, ending up flooding the entire surface of the hall with white. White, the color of classicism, abstraction, meditation and awaiting is predominant. The act of cutting recalls the hand gesture of Lucio Fontana. The performer symbolizes the influence that Asian culture has had on the artist, but also what Fontana has represented for avant-garde artistic movements born in Japan, such as the Gutai group.