August Sander - Circus Artistes 1926-1932

Inkjet print 
Authorized, titled, dated and numbered on a certificate 
Paper size: 23,6 x 29 cm image size: 25,8 x 21 cm
Edition of 150
© Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archive, Cologne; Pictoright, Amsterdam, 2018

This image stems from an original silver gelatine print that August Sander made from a large-format glass plate negative, which is part of the August Sander Archive at Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne.

With this picture of circus artists, August Sander takes up a theme often dealt with in painting. Yet he does not show sensational feats or the magical world of the circus ring, but concentrates instead on the people who work in a circus during the breaks they take together. The portfolio Traveling People – Fair and Circus also includes other photographs that were taken on the same occasion. As Sander took a picture of a woman holding a program for the ‘Riesen-Circus Barum’, we know the name of this famous circus.

August Sander (1876-1964) 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. 

The print will be carefully wrapped and send as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy will be on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.

For more information or questions about buying this print, please contact the Foam Editions team.

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€315,00 Incl. tax
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