Milwaukee 1926 — 2011 Milwaukee
White City #11
Berman captured “the eerie radiance of American cities” in White City #11, with steeples, tall buildings, doors, windows, and arches coalesce into a shimmering, floating vision of white, ivory, and gold—an arresting apparition seen through a veil of stippled, feathery brushstrokes. It evokes the light-filled, tonal images of the nineteenth-century British painter J. M. W. Turner, whom Berman particularly revered. As atmospheric as it is architectural, White City #11 exemplifies the balance Berman achieved in all his work between abstraction and representation.