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Mimmo Rotella
Mimmo Rotella The Lights of the City Slashed Silk-screen Print on Canvas

2005

$3,206.21

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Mimmo Rotella, Le Luci della citta 2005 Slashed silk-screen print on canvas Edition of 60 Signed and numbered on the lower left 124 x 86 cm Mimmo Rotella is an Italian artist and poet known for his collages made from torn advertising posters, which he calls "double décollages". Born October 7, 1918 in Catanzaro, Italy, he studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Naples before settling in Rome in 1945 and getting closer to Lettrism. Alongside Raymond Hains, Jacque Villeglé and François Dufrêne, he became one of the Affichistes, a group of artists considered a precursor of Street art. His first solo exhibition was organized in 1951 at the Galleria Chiurazzi in Rome, then in the same year, he received a Fulbright scholarship, thanks to which he went to the University of Kansas City. In 1961, he was invited by Pierre Restany to join the New Realism movement, which included among its members the artists Yves Klein, Arman and Jean Tinguely. In 1964, he represented Italy at the Venice Biennale. He died on January 8, 2006 in Milan, Italy at the age of 87.

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  • Creator
    Mimmo Rotella (1918-2006, Italian)
  • Creation Year
    2005
  • Dimensions
    Height: 48.82 in. (124 cm)Width: 33.86 in. (86 cm)Depth: 0.99 in. (2.5 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Paris, FR
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU156928485242

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About the Artist

Mimmo Rotella

Mimmo Rotella was an Italian artist and poet who is best known for collages made from torn advertising posters in a medium that he called "double décollages." Rotella was born on October 7, 1918, in Catanzaro, Italy, and studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Naples before moving to Rome in 1945. There, he became associated with the Lettrism movement and — along with Raymond Hains, Jacque Villeglé and François Dufrêne — became known as one of "Les Affichistes," an artist group credited as the forefathers of street art. Rotella's first solo exhibition was held in 1951 in at the Galleria Chiurazzi in Rome, and later that same year, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship with which he traveled to Kansas City University. In 1961, he was invited by Pierre Restany to join the New Realism movement, whose members included Yves Klein, Arman and Jean Tinguely. In 1964, he represented Italy at the Venice Biennale. He died on January 8, 2006, in Milan, Italy, at the age of 87.Find authentic Mimmo Rotella art on 1stDibs.(Biography provided by Galerie Omagh)
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