A series of unique works made in recent times by the great master lately disappeared
The advertising poster is seen by Mimmo Rotella as an artistic expression, as a message of the city. This way the décollage was born, gluing it on canvas or as in this case on iron sheet, pieces cut from the street, adopting the collage of the cubists and by contaminating it with the dadaist and disecrating matrix of the objet trouvé. The technical procedure configures the print of a poster as a supporting bottom and the following application of another poster glued in segments in order to make possible the rip by hand of the master who makes a personal intervention. Every sample even in the concept of multiple, is treated as the unique original piece. Mimmo Rotella passed away in January 2006 at the age of 88, has worked on icons and modern myths, even by assaulting the advertising poster, he does not destroy the sense of the complete image, but he makes it turn up.
His works are ripped and injured but you can still recognize Marilyn Monroe’s face or the embrace of Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca and Paul Newman’s blue eyes