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You tourned the tables on me, one hundred and fifteen contemporary musicians and composers portrayed by Roberto Masotti between 1974 and 1981 with the constant (but always variable) presence of a table as a prop that always traveled with the photographer.

From the introductory text by Roberto Masotti, The coffee table: a brief history

“It was found and purchased on the outskirts of Milan, on a sunny afternoon in May 1974, at a gypsy’s camp who lived off buying and selling scrap iron. It was first used as a prop, by chance, when I was shooting a portrait of Juan Hidalgo, a Fluxus artist, and then again with Walter Marchetti, who formed the group Zaj with Hidalgo and Esther Ferrer. Hence the idea of a series of portraits of musicians, all featuring the coffee table. Each musician involved first took a look at all the previously selected images, then freely decided how to proceed and which other items, if any, they wanted to surround themselves with.”


Roberto Masotti : You tourned the tables on me
Photographs by Roberto Masotti / Lelli e Masotti Archivio
Texts by R. Masotti, Franco Masotti, Daniel Charles
Biographies and discography by Roberto Valentino
hardcover on matt coated paper with matt lamination
Format, 22.5x29cm;
176 pages
Translation, ITA/ENG; Year, 2022; ISBN 9791281174009

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