Leader of a Splinter Party [Dr Braun, German Federation of Intellectual Innovators], 1931
© Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur - August Sander Archiv, Köln/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn and DACS, London 2014

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Leader of a Splinter Party [Dr Braun, German Federation of Intellectual Innovators], 1931 1931
  • Artist Rooms
This portrait included in the portfolio ‘The Politician’ in August Sander’s photographic project ‘People of the 20th Century’ shows the subject standing behind a chair, his hands resting on its wooden back. Dr Braun wears a stained and ill-fitting coat, its first button awkwardly closed over a woollen cardigan. His shirt and tie are offset by dark corduroy trousers with a broad stripe, in an outfit that is far more casual than those of the majority of subjects in the group ‘Classes and Professions’ in which ‘The Politician’ is classified. However, unlike the party members featured in his sub-portfolio ‘National Socialists’, this scruffy gentleman’s identity is revealed in the image subtitle, revealing his intellectual status and suggesting that he is an individual of unique cultural interest.

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  • Acc. No. AL00079
  • Medium Black and white photograph on paper
  • Size 25.80 x 15.00 cm (paper 43.90 x 33.90 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