With two Morandi exhibitions in New York City right now--at the Center for Italian Modern Art in Soho. left, and David Zwirner in Chelsea, below--I'm linking to a 2009 interview I did with the art dealer Stephen Haller, who spent time with Morandi at the end of the artist's life. Click here for the story.
Haller with a book on the artist. The frontispiece is from a photograph, shown below, taken of the two in Bologna in the early 1960s
Below: Haller showing photographs of himself with Morandi, and of Morandi's home in Grizzana, outside Bologna