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Adam Bartos

The New Yorker

April 28, 2014

Bartos, whose past subjects include yard sales and darkrooms, travelled to rural stock-car speedways for these moody still-lifes of dented, scraped, and rusted cars and their engines. He shot at night on the sidelines, in disorienting closeup, forgoing the glamour of speed in favor of a more realistic bruised beauty. 
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Collector Daily

April 28, 2014

As abstract as these compositions can be, this is the antithesis of car advertising. Instead of gleaming metal, Bartos shows us grime and dust; instead of sleek shapes, clunky engine blocks; instead of exotic alloys or carbon fiber, we are back in the iron age.
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The Wall Street Journal

April 18, 2014

For this body of work, Adam Bartos went to local speedways in upstate New York, in Florida and New Mexico, where stock cars are raced by their owners on quarter-mile dirt tracks for the thrill and glory, and very little money.
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ARTnews

June 1, 2012

Quiet, dusty, and far from the center of things, Adam Bartos's 1980s and more recent color photographs are elegantly composed, delicately colored views form Egypt, Kenya, Mexico, and Long Island.
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The New Yorker

May 7, 2012

Working in color but with an old-fashioned view camera, he’s a careful, insightful observer, especially when it comes to the foreign sites.
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The Wall Street Journal

April 6, 2012

About half the 19 prints at Gitterman were taken in the Middle East, Africa and Mexico in 1980-81, but are united by Mr. Bartos's ability to make splendid pictures wherever he goes. 
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