The legendary Cologne photographer August Sander, who achieved worldwide fame with his opus “Citizens of the Twentieth Century”, played a central role in the Rhineland art scene of the 1920s.
Franz Wilhelm Seiwert, Heinrich Hoerle, Gerd Arntz and Otto Freundlich, amongst others, were all members of the “Cologne Progressives” who dedicated their artistic work to a classless society after the First World War. They were all friends of August Sander and had maintained a close artistic exchange.
The painting “Wandbild für einen Fotografen” from 1925 serves as an example for that lively discourse. This work is one of the icons of the group of progressive artists and will be sold at auction for the very first time.