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Art Dealer [Sam Saltz], 1927
© Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur - August Sander Archiv, Köln/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn and DACS, London 2015

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Art Dealer [Sam Saltz], 1927 1927

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
August Sander photographed the art dealer Sam Salz in the entrance to a gallery holding a rolled journal in his hand. The female profile discernable on the front cover of the magazine is that of a modern woman with short hair pictured in a fashionable print, confirming Salz’s interest in contemporary art. He wears a large tweed coat and hat, and his expression is slightly obscured by his thick dark moustache. Leaning against the doorframe, he appears to have been captured in a fleeting moment of his daily routine, about to enter or exit an exhibition of paintings that are visible out of focus in the room behind him. This portrait is included in the portfolio entitled ‘The Businessman’ in Sander’s major project ‘People of the 20th Century’, within the group ‘Classes and Professions’ that includes a wide range of working people.


  • Acc. No. AL00078
  • Medium Black and white photograph on paper
  • Size 25.90 x 19.00 cm (paper 43.80 x 33.80 cm; mount: 46.00 x 36.00 cm) (framed: 48.20 x 38.20 x 3.20 cm)
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by Anthony d'Offay 2010