August Sander - Masked Ball, 1926

Inkjet print, 2015
Authorized, titled, dated and numbered on a certificate
26 x 17.2 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 processes by Jean-Luc Differdange, SK Stiftung Kultur's photographer specialized in the development of August Sander modern prints.

Masked Ball is telling the story of the Cologne carnival, when the world turned upside down and the conventions were thrown overboard. The clown looks jauntily towards the camera, fraternizing with the photographer. The photograph takes us to Cologne in the Golden Twenties. For Sander masked balls and costume parties were all occasions to establish a kind of studio corner in different locations in which people could have their pictures taken in the frenzy of the celebration. This photograph was also taken on one of these occasions: the person behind the clown mask is the famous Cologne-based architect Wilhem Riphahn.

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. 

Masked Ball, 1926 © Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur  

The print will be carefully wrapped and then shipped 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 is on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum. 

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€300,00 Incl. tax