New York Photo Review
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Robert Bergman
A Kind of Rapture
Reviewer #1

Robert Bergman has travelled around the United States for more than a decade, apparently meeting and befriending large numbers of weird-looking people. The result is presented here at Yossi Milo Gallery, in parallel with a show at the National Gallery of Art in Washington (which has not been seen by this reviewer.) Although shot with 35mm film, the images have been worked up to produce realler-than-real, hypersaturated images, presented in moderate sizes and then selling at what can only be thought of as wildly extravagent prices, e.g. $12,500 a pop.

What are we to make of these images/people? It seems that the morbid curiousity that we all share – the desire to witness madness – (preferrably from a safe remove) can still draw in the crowds.

Robert Bergman
A Kind of Rapture

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Thursday, November 5 to
Saturday, January 9, 2010