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Mimmo Rotella, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Mimmo Rotella Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 2005

View in a room Print 17.7 x 13 inch 3 remaining copies


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Mimmo Rotella, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • Offered by the gallery

    Deodato Arte
    Milan - Italy

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Medium

    Print : Screen Print

  • Themes

    Icons, Cinema

  • Support

    Print on paper

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 199 copies

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    17.7 x 13 inch

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Collector’s Guide

  • About the artwork

    Décollage by Mimmo Rotella from the book "Marilyn Bellezza eterne" by Mimmo Rotella and Alda Merini.

    This famous Décollage is accompanied by an Alda Merini inedited piece of poetry, like the other Décollages of the book, which is edited in 199 copies, all signed and numbered.
    Rotella technique is very particular and consists in tearing two or more posters glued to each other.

    "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" is a film dated 1953 directed by Howard Hawks and suddenly became an icon-film all over the world also thanks to the famous soundtrack "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend".

    • Tags
    • iconic

    • cinema

    • marilyn monroe

    • nouveau realisme

    • ultra lettrisme


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Mimmo Rotella

Born in: 1918


Famous artist

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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