He was associated to the Ultra-Lettrists an offshoot of Lettrism and later was a member of the Nouveau Réalisme group, founded by Pierre Restany in 1960, whose other members included Yves Klein, Arman and Jean Tinguely.
He lived in Rome from 1940 to 1954 and in 1953/1954, looking at Rome walls, covered by broken posters, he took inspiration for his artworks
He exhibited at the I.C.A., London 1957.
He died in Milan in 2006.
- Poesie der Großstadt. Die Affichisten. Bernard Blistène, Fritz Emslander, Esther Schlicht, Didier Semin, Dominique Stella. Snoeck, Köln 2014, ISBN 978-3-9523990-8-8
- Official website
- Obituary in the New York Times, USA, 13 January 2006
- Obituary in the Independent, UK, by James Kirkup 12 January 2006
- Obituary in ANSA, Italy, 9 January 2006
- Aras Gallery Biography
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