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New York Polaroids (1976-1989)

By Edo Bertoglio, Yard Press, 2015. First Edition limited to 500 copies. 28 x 19 cm. 232 pages. Condition : Excellent.

800€

New York Polaroids 1976—1989 is the first polaroid book by Swiss photographer and director Edo Bertoglio. A personal diary of the daily life of the New York downtown scene, with pictures of Arto Lindsay, Grace Jones, Maripol, Glenn O’Brien, Debbie Harry, Madonna, Andy Warhol and John Lurie, among others. With an essay by Mariuccia Casadio and an extract from the interview between Stefano Bianchi and Edo Bertoglio.

 

After studying directing and editing at the Free Conservatory of French Cinema in Paris, Edo Bertoglio moved to London, then in 1976 to New York where he remained for fourteen years. He works as a photographer for Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine and is interested in the lives of personalities from the artistic and musical world of New York in the 1970s and 1980s, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Deborah Harry and John Lurie. During this period, he was the companion of Maripol, the stylist who co-produced Downtown 81 with Glenn O’Brien.