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Mimmo Rotella

Born in: 1918

Italy

Biography
Mimmo Rotella (Domenico Rotella), (born Oct. 7, 1918, Catanzaro, Italy - died Jan. 8, 2006, Milan, Italy), is an Italian artist who was best known for his extravagant “double décollages,” which he crafted by ripping posters (particularly movie advertisements) off exterior walls, attaching the fragments to canvases, and then tearing off smaller pieces from the posters to create colourful, often amusing, collages. Mimmo Rotella was the only Italian artist formally linked to the French Nouveau Réalistes artists, with whom he exhibited in the 1960s. Rotella studied art in Naples and held a Fulbright scholarship (1951–52) at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, where he was admired for his experimental “phonetic” poetry. He returned to Italy in 1953 and abandoned painting for his signature décollages and assemblages, into which he incorporated textiles and other materials. Later he experimented with acrylic paint and photographic elements. Rotella lived in Paris in the 1960s and ’70s, but in 1980 he settled in Milan.
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Mimmo Rotella, Circo Orfei, Print

Mimmo Rotella

Circo Orfei, 2005
39.4 x 27.6 inch
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$1,927

Mimmo Rotella, Roman Holiday, Print

Mimmo Rotella

Roman Holiday, 2001
39.4 x 27.6 inch
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$2,409

Mimmo Rotella, La dolce vita, Print

Mimmo Rotella

La dolce vita, 2001
39.4 x 27.6 inch
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$1,806

Mimmo Rotella, The Comancheros, Print

Mimmo Rotella

The Comancheros, 2001
39.4 x 27.6 inch
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$1,325

Mimmo Rotella, Somebody Up There Likes Me, Print

Mimmo Rotella

Somebody Up There Likes Me, 2001
39.4 x 27.6 inch
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$1,445

Mimmo Rotella, Marilyn, Print

Mimmo Rotella

Marilyn, 1979
37 x 30 inch
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$2,000

Mimmo Rotella, Vanity Fair (Penelope Cruz), Print

Mimmo Rotella

Vanity Fair (Penelope Cruz), 2003
47 x 31.5 inch
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$3,500

Mimmo Rotella, The Seven Year Itch, Print

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The Seven Year Itch, 2005
17.7 x 13 inch
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$1,084

Mimmo Rotella, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Print

Mimmo Rotella

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 2005
17.7 x 13 inch
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$1,084

Mimmo Rotella, Some Like It Hot, Print

Mimmo Rotella

Some Like It Hot, 2005
19.7 x 27.6 inch
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$1,084

Mimmo Rotella, Let's Make Love, Print

Mimmo Rotella

Let's Make Love, 2005
17.7 x 13 inch
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$1,084

Mimmo Rotella, Composition, Print

Mimmo Rotella

Composition, 1992
35.4 x 24.8 inch
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$482

Mimmo Rotella, Untitled, Print

Mimmo Rotella

Untitled, 1970
27.6 x 19.7 inch
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$349

Mimmo Rotella, Untitled, Print

Mimmo Rotella

Untitled, 1970
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$349

Mimmo Rotella, Untitled, Print

Mimmo Rotella

Untitled, 1970
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$349

Mimmo Rotella, Untitled, Print

Mimmo Rotella

Untitled, 1970
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$349

Mimmo Rotella, Untitled, Print

Mimmo Rotella

Untitled, 1970
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$349

Mimmo Rotella, Untitled, Print

Mimmo Rotella

Untitled, 1970
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$349

Mimmo Rotella, Untitled, Print

Mimmo Rotella

Untitled, 1970
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$349

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