Damiani presents Morandi’s Objects Joel Meyerowitz, the first exhibition in the publisher’s new gallery space in Bologna. With this exhibition and publication, the celebrated American photographer Joel Meyerowitz pays tribute to the Bolognese painter Giorgio Morandi and realizes his dream of photographing the objects Morandi painted in his splendid still lifes.
Meyerowitz was granted access to the rooms in Casa Morandi, where the painter’s objects still remain. Taking over 700 photographs, the American photographer completed a profoundly taxonometric survey of 270 dust-covered objects in the small room where Morandi worked: vases, shells, bottles of all sizes, painted over, filled with raw pigments, colored bottles or plain, silk flowers, jugs, boxes, tin cans, funnels, and more. Meyerowitz treated his photographs as portraits, turning each object slowly until one facet spoke more clearly than any other and revealed the secret identity of each piece that Morandi valued .
For this exhibition, Damiani is publishing a book entitled Morandi’s Objects. The book’s wide selection of photographs will be accompanied by a text by the artist and an introduction by Maggie Barrett. There is also a special limited edition of 25 copies with a signed and numbered photograph by the artist.