Published by Mousse Publishing. Edited by Antonella Soldaini, Veronica Locatelli.
Presenting a selection of the décollages (torn posters) and retro d’affiches (untouched poster versos) of Nouveau Réaliste pioneer Mimmo Rotella (1918–2006) from the late ‘50s and early ’60s, this book situates these works in the artistic climate that helped foster them.
Published by Charta/Italian Factory. Edited by Lorenzo Pavolini and Alessandro Riva. Text by Tiziano Scarpa.
Still vital and experimental in his late eighties, Mimmo Rotella, the Nouveau Réaliste legend who pioneered the art of effacage, in which he partially cancels images from popular magazines, here collects 30 of those works, many of them published for the first time. Satirical texts by hip Italian novelist Tiziano Scarpa, some 40 years his junior, confirm the continued relevance of Rotella's work.
PUBLISHER Charta/Italian Factory
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6 x 7 in. / 96 pgs / 27 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 10/15/2005 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2005 p. 165
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881585342TRADE List Price: $29.95 CDN $35.00
Born in Cantanzaro in 1918, Mimmo Rotella revolutionized Italian art in the postwar period, with his ruptures of found urban materials such as advertising posters, an activity that eventually gained the name “affichism,” and which allied him with the Nouveaux Réalistes in France (Arman, Christo, François Dufrêne, Yves Klein, Niki de Saint Phalle, Daniel Spoerri and Jean Tinguely). These early compositions were primarily abstract, but in the early 1960s he began to feature images of movie stars and consumer goods, developing a more overt critique. Simultaneously, Rotella developed a form of sound poetry that he called “epistaltic” poetry. This essential volume is one of the few catalogues to document all the different phases of Mimmo Rotella's career, from the décollages of the 1950s to the large compositions he created from the 1960s through the 1980s.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.25 x 10.5 in. / 96 pgs / 16 color / 37 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/2/1997 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 1997
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881580880TRADE List Price: $29.95 CDN $35.00