Gertjan Bartelsman - Photographs London Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Toluca Fine Art, Paris

  • Literature

    Hecho en Latinoamerica 2: Memorias, Mexico: Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1982, n.p.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Dutch-born photographer Gertjan Bartelsman has lived in Colombia since 1950. In the 1970s, he worked as a photographer in advertising and journalism before pursuing his own projects. Travelling around Colombia, Bartelsman photographed his subjects on buses and trains, in bars, cantinas and at work. The resulting images showcase his ability to capture intimate moments in urban life. Bartelsman has exhibited internationally, participating twice in the Venice Biennale.



No title (Men in bar)

circa 1980
Gelatin silver print, printed 1981.
24 x 16 cm (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.)
Signed, dated and annotated in Spanish in pencil on the verso.

£2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for £3,125

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London Auction 2 November 2017