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Circus Artiste

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Circus Artiste

Artist: August Sander (German, 1876 - 1964)
Date: 1926-1932, printed 1991
Medium: gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Board: 17 3/8 × 13 3/8 in. (44.1 × 34 cm.)
Sheet: 10 1/4 × 7 1/2 in. (26 × 19.1 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Rusty Hubbell and Ellen and Jim Hubbell Photography Acquisition Fund and the Peg Buckley Fund for Print Acquisitions, 2019.18
Accession number: 2019.18
Classification: photograph
Label TextThis work is from August Sander's open-ended and ultimately incomplete photography project titled People of the Twentieth Century. His goal was to photograph a cross-section of German society and he divided the series into seven sections: The Farmer, The Skilled Tradesman, Woman, Classes and Professions, The Artists, The City, and The Last People (including the homeless and other disen-franchised people). Circus Artiste is thought to have been taken when the Barnum Circus traveled to the Rhineland cities of Dortmund, Remscheid, and Cologne. Among the first works by the artist to enter the collections. NEWS, Oct|Nov|Dec 2019.
SignedG Sander 91 (l,l verso, graphite)
MarksAUG. SANDER KÖLN LINDENTHAL (l,l stamp)
Inscription1/12/91/3/37/2 (l,l verso, graphite); 3-L8 (l,l verso graphite); © AUGUST SANDER ARCHIVE, ASA#3/37/2 (numbers written in black ink), Edition 1991, Ed.# 1/12 (1 written in black ink) (l,l verso, stamp in black ink); AUGUST SANDER MENSCHEN DES ZWANZIGSTEN JAHRHUNDERTS (August Sander Archive paper label on mount verso); © AUGUST SANDER ARCHIVE, ASA#3/37/2 (numbers written in black ink), Edition 1991, Ed.# 1/12 (1 written in black ink) (mount verso, stamp in black ink); CTL 351, NB VI/37/ 3 (l,c mount verso in black ink)
Catalogue RaisonnéNB VI/37/3; CTC 351
Edition1/12
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