Edo Bertoglio

Giampaolo Abbondio // Edo Bertoglio

Bio

Edo Bertoglio (Lugano, 1951) is a Swiss photographer and film director, become a naturalized citizen of Italy. After graduating in direction and editing at the “Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français” (Paris 1975), he moved to London and to New York in 1976, where he lived for fourteen years. He worked as a photographer for many Americans, Japanese, French and Italian magazines, specialized in fashion, art and costume. He regularly collaborated with the “Andy Warhol’s Interview” magazine from 1978 to 1982.
In 1981 he directed “Downtown 81”. The movie shows a typical day of the young artist JeanMichel Basquiat, at the time unknown, and gives a view of the active artistic community of New York. Finished in 1999 after some vicissitudes, it was chosen at the Cannes Festival in 2000 in the section “Quinzaine des Realisateurs”. In 2005 he completed his second movie, “Face Addict” successfully presented at the 58° International Movie Festival of Locarno. It’s about the story of the artistic community of New York in the late seventies – early eighties, known as “Downtown Scene”, a journey into the discovery of New York 20 years later – through the protagonists of the musical and visual arts’ scene.
He’s currently producing and directing TV and cinema’s documentaries, as well as photographic projects.

Works

Edo Bertoglio, From the “Basquiat” series – Downtown 1981, shot in 1981, printed in 2017, archival pigment print, 37x54cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Edo Bertoglio, From the “Basquiat” series – Ignorant 1981, shot in 1981, printed in 2017, archival pigment print, 37x54cm, edition of 5, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Edo Bertoglio, Warhol At Studio 54 1978, shot in 1978, printed in 2014, archival pigment print, 37×54 cm, edition of 5, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Edo Bertoglio, Buzz&The Flyers 1979, shot in 1979, printed in 2001, archival pigment print on baryta paper, 45x45cm (image), 70x60cm (print), edition of 10 + 2AP (AP 1/2), courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Edo Bertoglio, Evan&John Lurie 1979, shot in 1979, printed in 2001, archival pigment print on baryta paper, 45x45cm (image), 70x60cm (print), edition of 10 + 2AP (AP 1/2), courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Edo Bertoglio, Ronnie Cutrone 1977, shot in 1977, printed in 2014, archival pigment print on baryta paper, 38,5x46cm, edition of 5, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Edo Bertoglio, Walter Standing and Dragon’s People 1979, shot in 1979, printed in 2014, archival pigment print on baryta paper, 45x45cm, edition of 10 + 2AP (AP 1/2), courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Edo Bertoglio, From the “Basquiat” series – Head 1981, shot in 1981, printed in 2017, archival pigment print, 37x54cm, edition of 5, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondioarchival pigment print, 37x54cm, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Edo Bertoglio, From the “Basquiat” series – Boom 1981, shot in 1981, printed in 2017, archival pigment print, 37x54cm, edition of 5, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Edo Bertoglio, Vincent Gallo 1984, shot in 1984, printed in 2014, archival pigment print on baryta paper, 45x45cm, edition of 10 + 2AP (AP 1/2), courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Edo Bertoglio, Evan&John Lurie 1979, shot in 1979, printed in 2001, archival pigment print on baryta paper, 45x45cm (image), 70x60cm (print), edition of 10 + 2AP (AP 1/2), courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Edo Bertoglio, Plastics 1979, shot in 1979, printed in 2001, archival pigment print on baryta paper, 45x45cm, edition of 10 + 2AP (AP 1/2), courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Edo Bertoglio, Coney Island 1981, shot in 1981, printed in 2014, archival pigment print on baryta paper, 37x54cm, edition of 5, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Edo Bertoglio, From the “Basquiat” series – Livery Line 1981, shot in 1981, printed in 2017, archival pigment print, paper 37x54cm, edition of 5, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Edo Bertoglio, From the “Basquiat” series – Ombra 1981, shot in 1981, printed in 2017, archival pigment print, 37x54cm, edition of 5, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Edo Bertoglio, Vincent Gallo 1984, shot in 1984, printed in 2014, archival pigment print on baryta paper, 39×38,5cm, edition of 10 + 2AP (AP 1/2), courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Edo Bertoglio, Snooky Tate 1979, shot in 1979, printed in 2001, archival pigment print on baryta paper, 45x45cm (image), 70x60cm (print), edition of 10 + 2AP (AP 1/2), courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Edo Bertoglio, Klaus Nomi 1978, shot in 1978, printed in 2001, archival pigment print on paper, 45x45cm (image), 70x60cm (print), edition of 10 + 2AP (AP 1/2), courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio

Edo Bertoglio, Peter Brooklyn 1979, shot in 1979, printed in 2014, archival pigment print on baryta paper, 39×38,5cm, edition of 5, courtesy the artist and Galleria Giampaolo Abbondio