Angelo Turetta, ‘Marcello Mastroianni’, 1984, ILEX Gallery

Marcello Mastroianni on the beach in Rimini, Italy 1984.
"That year the atmosphere at the Europa Cinema Festival in Rimini was much less noisy and chaotic compared to other festivals where I used to photograph; there were usually three or four photographers hanging around between a shot and a glass on the terrace of the beautiful Grand Hotel, Fellini’s favourite. Mastroianni was sitting at the bar with his glass. We asked him to take some pictures and he took us by the beach, probably bored by be sitted at the bar. He began to walk, alone, and we started to take photos, careful not to break his silence."

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Signature: Signed and embossed with ILEX Gallery seal

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About Angelo Turetta

Angelo Turetta has been photographing Italy's artistic, cultural, and intellectual scene for the past three decades, from the theatre stages of the Italian avant-garde in the 1970s and '80s to the sets of contemporary Italian cinema. As a photojournalist, Turetta has also kept a steady eye on Rome, documenting the city’s changes throughout the years with a focus on social issues. Recognition for Turetta’s photographs include an eighteen-year-consecutive first place prize in the Italian Set Photographer’s Awards (1996– 2011) and a World Press Photo Award.

— Submitted by ILEX Gallery

Italian, based in Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy