August Sander, ‘Sander with mandolin’, 1928, Photography, Silver print, The Halsted Gallery
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August Sander

Sander with mandolin, 1928

Silver print
10 × 8 in
25.4 × 20.3 cm
.
$5,500
Location
Franklin
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Condition
Excellent condition
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August Sander
German, 1876–1964
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Declaring “let me speak the truth in all honesty about our age,” foremost 20th-century German photographer August Sander spent his life documenting his fellow countrymen in straightforward, dignified portraits. His early training as a painter informed his exquisitely composed, minutely detailed gelatin silver photographs. In 1910, Sander embarked upon the epic project that would bring him into conflict with the Nazis, as well as late fame: Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts (People of the Twentieth Century) (1910-50s). Using a large-format camera and long exposure times, he amassed hundreds of portraits, forming a typology of German society during the two World Wars, shaped by his philosophy about the distinct groups by which it is structured. Sander was a cipher. He disappeared behind his lens, picturing farmers, merchants, civil servants, intellectuals, gypsies, and the insane so that they could be seen.

August Sander, ‘Sander with mandolin’, 1928, Photography, Silver print, The Halsted Gallery
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Excellent condition
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Hand-signed by artist
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Price ranges of small photographs by August Sander
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Browse works in this category
$5,500–$6,000
This work
$0
$11,000+
August Sander
German, 1876–1964
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Declaring “let me speak the truth in all honesty about our age,” foremost 20th-century German photographer August Sander spent his life documenting his fellow countrymen in straightforward, dignified portraits. His early training as a painter informed his exquisitely composed, minutely detailed gelatin silver photographs. In 1910, Sander embarked upon the epic project that would bring him into conflict with the Nazis, as well as late fame: Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts (People of the Twentieth Century) (1910-50s). Using a large-format camera and long exposure times, he amassed hundreds of portraits, forming a typology of German society during the two World Wars, shaped by his philosophy about the distinct groups by which it is structured. Sander was a cipher. He disappeared behind his lens, picturing farmers, merchants, civil servants, intellectuals, gypsies, and the insane so that they could be seen.

August Sander

Sander with mandolin, 1928

Silver print
10 × 8 in
25.4 × 20.3 cm
.
$5,500
Location
Franklin
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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