THE IMPRESSION: Interview with Georges Bergès
It’s time to meet Georges Bergès – the increasingly influential downtown gallerist that the growing art-world cognoscenti are calling “the next Leo Castelli.” Like the legendary art world gorgon who ruled the art world in Soho beginning with his eponymous gallery in 1971 and who introduced the world to the likes of Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol. Georges Bergès is once again exhibiting that brash visionary appeal a-la-Castelli with his much buzzed about art gallery at 462 West Broadway.
Almost four years ago when you first opened your Soho/West Broadway gallery, I told you that you were destined to be ”the next Leo Castelli” and I am happy to see that you have not been proving GW wrong on that notion.
Thank you, I’m a great admirer of Leo Castelli, although I’m far from him, he is someone to aspire to, the art world would be better served if we had more people aspiring to be Castelli. It’s been an amazing adventure thus far and as they say in the movies, I’m just getting started!