A qualcuno piace caldo (eng. Some like it hot). Original color silkscreen and collage on canvas, unknown year. Edition of 100 signed and numbered impressions on Arches paper.
Mimmo Rotella was an Italian post-war artist, best known for his decollage and psychogeographics, made from advertising posters. He began as a painter of geometric abstractions but he turned away towards the world around him and inspired by torn movie and advertising posters around the town, Rotella began to work with them in his studio, created semi-abstract compositions which he called “double décollages”. The purpose was to give a common object artistic value and remove its natural environment. Rotella also created assemblages of junk objects – bottle caps and stoppers, pieces of rope, twine etc. Except those decollages and assemblages, he also experimented with his poetry, paintings, photographs and collages, breaking down conventions and leaving behind a body of extravagant work. This collage “A qualcuno piace caldo” is from the same name series of collages, based on the movie poster of “Some Like it Hot”, one of the funniest comedies of cinema of that time. In the foreground we see the poster clip with the illustration of the famous actress and one of the biggest American pop icons Marilyn Monroe, standing with two other girls.