24 October 2005
THE PROPERTY OF AN ITALIAN COLLECTOR
Mimmo Rotella (b. 1918)
Commercio e unità
signed and titled 'Commercio e unità, Rotella' (on the reverse)
paper décollage on canvas
34 5/8 x 45¾in. (88 x 116.2cm.)
Executed in 1962
Galleria della Salita, Rome (no. 319).
Galleria Editalia, Rome.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1970.
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T. Trini, Rotella, Milan, 1974 (illustrated in colour unpaged).
Rome, Scuderie Papali al Quirinale, Novecento. Arte e storia in Italia, December 2000-January 2001 (illustrated p. 40).
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