Silkscreen and collage on watercolor paper Fedrigoni 300 gr Cm 101 x 72 Exemplary numbered N. Of 100 Not framed, signed and numbered by hand by the artist on the front. Present certificate of authenticity and provenance (signature and embossed stamp of the publisher with photographic reference and numbering) - CINEMATOGRAPHIC SUBJECT, EXCEPTIONAL WORK FOR THE RARITY 'OF THE SUBJECT AND ITS MATTERS, IN PERFECT CONDITION, UNCONDITIONED. The image shows a framed sample for illustrative purposes only. The numbering of the sample delivered may be different depending on the availability. Available for any information BIOGRAPHY Mimmo Rotella died in Milan in 2006 at the age of 87 years: all lived on the dynamic wave of his surname, like a fast wheel that was embodied, without frills, in the famous décollages. Years and years of a Scorsese film for this boy from Catanzaro who arrived in Rome after the war, ready like so many others to invent his life. He also went to the United States for two years between 1951 and 1952, then returned to Rome in search of novelty and avant-garde fires. A life like a continuous tear, an overlapping of experiences and sutures, a collage of stimuli and emotional colors. Rotella's brilliant idea will be called, as we said, décollage and will be an excellent way to bring the noise of the city inside the painting. Since 1954 the artist, walking in a soft and mixed Rome, detached advertising posters from the walls and reassembled them on canvas, recreating the visual sound of the urban "caves", the primitive color of the polyglot metropolis. Inside the picture there was cinema but also politics, the pressing militancy and all the chaos that invested the eyes. Long before Basquiat's graffiti artists, before Pop Art, in conjunction with Rauschenberg's urban recycling, Rotella recorded malaise, boredom, collective passions, fetishes and political delirium. In a few words, life with its contaminations but also the roots of the future '68, the ideological drifts, the growing desire for cover gossip. His works with Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Clark Gable, Liza Minnelli, Anita Ekberg are now icons... pieces that alone increase the sacred aura of the stars, just as happened with Andy Warhol's close-ups. Rotella and Warhol: two sides of the same coin, stratification and synthesis in front of fetishes, authors able to feel the sadness behind the excess, the madness behind the appearance. Over the decades our artist has been present in museums and projects of the highest international level. And he has been rewarded, let's not forget, by a market that has always loved his paper roars. Since 1980 Rotella lived in Milan, the city where he experimented with the fusion of posters with photography, emulsified canvas, erasures, manual painting. Never forgetting his true nature, the one that on tears and overlaps has created an indelible moment of our contemporary culture.