Domenico "Mimmo" Rotella was born on October 7, 1918. He was an Italian artist and poet best known for his works of decollage and psychogeographics, made from torn advertising posters. Rotella was born in Catanzaro, Calabria. He was associated with the Ultra-Lettrists an offshoot of Lettrism and later was a member of the Nouveau Realisme group, founded by Pierre Restany in 1960, whose other members included Yves Klein, Arman and Jean Tinguely. He exhibited at the I.C.A., London in 1957. He died in Milan in 2006.