We knew Milton personally since our arrival in the USA. In 1991 Paul Davis introduced me to Milton, and since then, all these years, thanks to Mirko Ilic’s assistance, he would stop by to Mirko’s studio to talk to my students in his fatherly manner and answer all their questions, big and small. Those yearly encounters have become deeply embedded in memories of all of us. I was lucky to have an opportunity to exchange some works with Milton and have a few posters and books inscribed with his dedication.
When I was curating an International selection for Sarajevo 100 project, he responded to our call, and, together with Mirko, they designed a beautiful diptych for that occasion. We are sure that he would have contributed to the Fellini project too, but, unfortunately, his illness made him unable to do that – he took all his ideas with him to share them with Fellini. The last time we saw Milton in person was a few days after his 90th birthday. We stopped by his studio to say hello and congratulate him… I still can feel his big, gentle, and skinny hand in mine... We will forever cherish Milton’s creative charisma, wisdom, generosity, and kindness.
– Cedomir and Iwona
A poster in memory of Federico Fellini: The art of gesture. The gesture of Art.