Mimmo Rotella, ‘Some Like It Hot’, Deodato Arte

In this seridecollage Mimmo Rotella tore the film poster of Some Like it Hot, directed by Billy Wilder, starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis. Without any doubt it is one of the masterpieces of Billy Wilder and is one of the funniest comedies of cinema, played on the ambiguity, the mask and sex.
Rotella technique is very particular and consists in tearing two or more posters glued to each other.

Signature: Signed by the Artist and Stamped by Mimmo Rotella Foundation. Published on Catalogue "Mimmo Rotella Multiple Décollages" by Elena Pontiggia at page 94.

About Mimmo Rotella

Mimmo Rotella, who represented Italy in the 1964 Venice Biennale, was experimental to his core: in his poetry, paintings, photographs, sculptural assemblages, and collages, he broke down conventions, leaving behind a body of extravagant work. He began as a painter of geometric abstractions in the early 1950s, then turned away from his studio and toward the world around him. There he found weathered movie and advertising posters, which he would tear off the walls, affix to canvases, and rip further to develop semi-abstract compositions out of mass media imagery, which he called “double décollages.” Through his collages, he became associated with Raymond Hains, Jacques Villeglé, and François Dufrêne—together known as Les Affichistes. Rotella was also linked to the French Nouveau Réalistes, for reflecting commodity culture, and its excesses and absurdities, in his art.

Italian, 1918-2006, Catanzaro, Italy