Mimmo Rotella's decollages
January 14, 2006 12:20 PM   Subscribe

The World in Pieces. During the early 1960s, Mimmo Rotella (who just died in Milan at age 87) went around Europe collecting strips of advertising posters that had been pasted over and torn away many times. He also tore at posters (warning: big file) himself in a rebellious act of desecration to create the works he called decollages. More inside.
posted by matteo (4 comments total)


La Diva

posted by matteo at 12:21 PM on January 14, 2006

posted by matteo at 12:23 PM on January 14, 2006

I just discovered his work last year. It's very impressive stuff on a museum wall. Thank you for reminding me of him, though I am saddened that it comes with news of his demise.
posted by jann at 2:07 PM on January 14, 2006

I always loved his work with posters.
posted by shoepal at 7:00 PM on January 14, 2006

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