1 July 2009
PROPERTY OF A SWISS COLLECTOR
Mimmo Rotella (1918-2006)
signed 'Rotella' (lower right); signed, titled and dated '"M gialla" 1959 Rotella' (on the reverse)
décollage on canvas
13 x 8¼in. (33 x 20.5cm.)
Executed in 1959
International Film, Milan.
Galleria Levi, Milan.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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