Edo Bertoglio - Portraits

The Men Issue - 06 Jul 2015

Art magazine - art news - Edo Bertoglio - Portraits

There are people who have lived extraordinary lives, who have incredible stories to share. People who turned their professions into an out-and-out lifestyle. Edo Bertoglio is one of those photographers who captured a historical and social period, the period that changed the art world in New York in the seventies and eighties.


Vincent Gallo 1984


Edo Bertoglio has always been “addicted to faces”, a person who “falls in love every five minutes”: with a gaze, the arch of an eyebrow, a group of facial features or an expression.

His entire career is constellated with portraits, from the moment in which he takes off between the end of the seventies and the beginning of the eighties with his arrival in New York and his entrance into the artistic community which revolved around Andy Warhol’s Factory and the renowned magazine, Interview.


Madonna 1983


Portraits that immortalised the people who made up his days and his work in that period. Friends and fellow-artists who would be known to everyone else as the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat or singer Debbie Harry of Blondie and Madonna. The desire, or the necessity, to capture a face or to freeze in time the things it can evoke or epitomize, accompanies Edo Bertoglio from the universe of 80’s club scene to the timeless beauty of nowadays.


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