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John Bertolino

1914–2003
My Aunt (“Mi Piacerebe Avere una Fotografia per la Mia Tomba”), Vintage silver print, ca. 1950.
ReturnMy Aunt (“Mi Piacerebe Avere una Fotografia per la Mia Tomba”)

Inventory number: 3092

Title: My Aunt (“Mi Piacerebe Avere una Fotografia per la Mia Tomba”)

Date: ca. 1950

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 13¾ in (34.9 cm) high by 10½ in (26.7 cm) wide

Description: Signed “Bertolino” in crayon, with typed name on slip of paper affixed to reverse of the flush masonite mount.

Provenance: Acquired directly from the photographer.

Illustrated: Klochko, Deborah. Ten Photographers, 1946–1954: The Legacy of Minor White, (2004), p. 4; Heick, William, Ira Latour & Cameron Macauley. The Golden Decade: Photography at the California School of Fine Arts, 1945–55, (2016), p. 73.

Price: $3,000

 

ReturnThe Girl on the Bench

Inventory number: 3096

Title: The Girl on the Bench

Date: ca. 1950

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 9⅝ in (24.4 cm) high by 6⅝ in (16.8 cm) wide

Description: Signed “Bertolino” in crayon, with typed name on small slip of paper, on reverse of the flush masonite mount.

Exhibitions: Italy-Photographs by John Bertolino, M. H. De Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, 1952 [one-man exh. consisting of 35 images]; Perceptions, San Francisco Museum of Art and traveling, 1954; Perceptions: Bay Area Photography, 1945-1960, Los Angles Valley College, Valley Glen, CA, February-March, 2006

Price: $3,000

 

ReturnPeace, Peace, But There Is No Peace

Inventory number: 3093

Title: Peace, Peace, But There Is No Peace

Date: ca. 1950

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 7⅝ in (19.4 cm) high by 9½ in (24.1 cm) wide

Description: Signed, “Bertolino,” in crayon, typed name on small slip of paper and title written on scrap of paper, on reverse of the flush masonite mount.

Price: $2,000

 

ReturnMotor Bikers

Inventory number: 3094

Title: Motor Bikers

Date: ca. 1950

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 9⅝ in (24.4 cm) high by 7 in (17.8 cm) wide

Description: Flush-mounted to Masonite.

Price: $2,500

 

ReturnUntitled [Magazines]

Inventory number: 3103

Title: Untitled [Magazines]

Date: 1948

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 4¼ in (10.8 cm) high by 3¼ in (8.3 cm) wide

Description: Signed “Bertolino” in pencil on the mount.

Price: $2,500

 

ReturnSelling the News

Inventory number: 3100

Title: Selling the News

Date: ca. 1950

Medium: Vintage silver print

Image size: 9⅝ in (24.4 cm) high by 6½ in (16.5 cm) wide

Description: Flush-mounted to masonite.

Provenance: Acquired directly from the photographer.

Price: $2,500

 

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