Inkjet print, 2015
Authorized, titled, dated and numbered on a certificate
26 x 16.7 cm
Edition of 150
The image stems from a modern print produced on the basis of Sander's original large-format glass plate negative, authorized by the photographer's grandson and long-standing executor of his estate, Gerd Sander, and was processed by Jean-Luc Differdange, SK Stiftung Kultur's photographer specialized in the development of August Sander modern prints.
ABOUT THE WORK
The photograph of the two boxers is one of August Sander’s most well-known images – not least due to its fine humour. Boxing was one of the most popular sports in the Weimar Republic – this is obviously an image in keeping with the times. One of the boxers, Paul Röderstein (on the left) was cruiser-weight district champion and although he never hit the big time, he was always one of the most well-liked boxers. Röderstein’s friendly ‘opponent’ in the photograph is Hein Heese.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
August Sander (1867-1964) is famous for the extensive series of portraits from the project Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts (People of the 20th Century). With this extensive collection, Sander attempted to portray all walks of life in the first half of 20th-century Germany. In December 2006, Foam presented a retrospective of work by August Sander.
Boxer (Boxers), 1929 © Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur
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