Mimmo Rotella - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Friday, May 15, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, acquired directly from the artist
    Sotheby's, London, 20th Century Italian Art, October 15, 2007, lot 51
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Armand Bartos Fine Art, SIGN/AGE: Signs Signs Everywhere a Sign, September 26 - October 24, 2008
    Fort Lauderdale, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, With You I Want to Live: The Gordon Locksley and Dr. George T. Shea Collection, March 23, 2009 - March 22, 2010

  • Literature

    T. Trini, Rotella, Milan: Giampaolo PREARO Editore, 1974, n.p. (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “The act of ripping that I perform in the streets when the posters appear to me as a crucial moment in nature is totally different from the ripping that I later perform in my studio when, by following my vision, I create something that, like the 'ready-made', is a metaphor of the world.” Mimmo Rotella, 1961




decollage on canvas
24 x 38 1/2 in. (61 x 97.8 cm)
Signed and dated "Rotella 62" lower left; further signed, titled and dated "1962 'ALL'AUDITORIUM' Rotella" on the reverse.

$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for $149,000

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Day Sale 15 May 2015 11am