Catanzaro, 1918 – Milano 2006
Mimmo Rotella was an Italian artist and poet, best known for collages made from torn advertising posters in a medium which he called “double décollages”. When he moved to Rome, Rotella started being associated with the Lettrism movement and became known as one of Les Affichistes, an artist group credited as the forefather of Street Art. In 1961, he was invited by Pierre Restany to join the New Realism movement. A few years later, in 1964, he represented Italy at the Venice Biennale and, up to this date, he has been pivotal in post-war European Art.
Signed on frame, centre on verso: “Rotella”
Artypo on metal sheet
74.2 x 74.5 cm
Courtesy Cardi Gallery