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Ginger e Fred convention

Disigner: Federico Fellini
A limited edition, sold out some time ago, was made of the cup celebrating the Tuttofellini exhibition put on in New York in 1993, sponsored by illycaffè.

"They’re a way of looking the film in the eye, an attempt to fix something, even something tiny, barely significant, but which I feel has something to do with the film anyway, that hints at it…. all this rampant, inexhaustible, graphic junk, which would appeal to a psychiatrist, may be a sort of clue, a thread, at the end of which I find myself in the fully lit studio, on the first day of shooting….", wrote director Fellini, also a great humorist and cartoonist, about his huge production of drawings.

This cup shows his self-portrait, unmistakable with his ever-present scarf, while Ginger and Fred dance under his guidance.

Ginger e Fred espresso by Federico Fellini - Convention 1993

illy art collection 1993 Ginger e Fred espresso by Federico Fellini