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Mimmo Rotella

Mimmo Rotella

Italy • Born in: 1918

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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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Parti nascoste (Hidden Parts), Mimmo Rotella

Parti nascoste (Hidden Parts)

Mimmo Rotella

Painting - 27.2 x 27.6 x 0 inch

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Made to Order Love (Marlene Dietrich), Mimmo Rotella

Made to Order Love (Marlene Dietrich)

Mimmo Rotella

Print - 38 x 28 inch

$2,250

La gatta sul tetto che scotta, Mimmo Rotella

La gatta sul tetto che scotta

Mimmo Rotella

Print - 39.8 x 28.3 x 0 inch

$1,198

Marilyn Monroe/Some like it hot, Mimmo Rotella

Marilyn Monroe/Some like it hot

Mimmo Rotella

Print - 52.4 x 43.3 x 2.4 inch

$19,271

Caccia al ladro (to catch a thief), Mimmo Rotella

Caccia al ladro (to catch a thief)

Mimmo Rotella

Print - 27.6 x 39.4 inch

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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.

What is Mimmo Rotella’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Famous Collage Artists, Newspaper collage

When was Mimmo Rotella born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1918