Barry Singer Gallery, Petaluma, CA
1876 - 1964
gelatin silver print with black borders, the photographer's 'Köln Lindenthal' blindstamp on the image, signed and dated by Gerd Sander, the photographer's grandson, in pencil and the archive stamp, with numerical notations and edition ‘11 [/12]’ in ink, on the reverse, circa 1928, printed posthumously in 1995
image: 10 ¼ by 6 ¾ in. (26 by 17.1 cm.)
Please note the colors in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. This print, on double-weight paper with a semi-glossy surface, is in generally excellent condition. On the reverse, the August Sander Archive stamp is numbered '3/8/1' in an unidentified hand in ink.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Gunther Sander, ed., August Sander: Citizens of the Twentieth Century, Portrait Photographs, 1892-1952 (Cambridge and London, 1997), p. 98
"The underlying foundation of our gallery is a focus on images that highlight the human condition. August Sander is renowned for his exhaustive exploration of humanity through work, and The Pastry Chef is a pre-eminent example. The Pastry Chef stares at us from his austere kitchen – working tools at hand. The shiny pot steals our attention and along with the massive bald-headed chef - completes the design of the picture: both are at work. This is Sanders at his best." - Barry Singer
Barry Singer Gallery specializes in vintage prints by Photo League and other photographers of the human condition.