Karl Blossfeldt Two Sided Photogravure N1-2




An exquisite black-and-white two-sided photogravure by German Photographer Karl Blossfeldt (June 13, 1865 – December 9, 1932).
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9.5ʺW × 0.1ʺD × 12.65ʺH
American Classical, Contemporary, English Traditional

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  • "Jonathan T.: Hi Jonathan, I just sent you the list. I do not have the certificate of authenticity. But these are Blossfeldt art woorks. I hope you are having a beautiful Christmas Eve! :-) Again, thank you for your interest."

    Dec. 24, 2017, 5:37 p.m.

  • "Thank you, yes I'd love to have the description you mentioned. btw, do these come with certificates of authenticity?"

    Dec. 24, 2017, 5:27 p.m.

  • "Jonathan T.: I don't know if you look at 1st dibs. Blossfeldt photogravures run there from $225 up to over $500 a piece. :-) Please let me know if you will be interested in buying more pieces, I am open to negotiation. :-)"

    Dec. 23, 2017, 7:55 p.m.

  • "Jonathan T.: Regarding quantity. The collection of 1-sided photogravures from 1928 (this is when it was printed in the first time, but photography is from the end of the 19th c.) has 120 photogravures. I listed them as sets of 6. 1935 collection has 48 two-sided photogravures (96 images, 2 on each side)."

    Dec. 23, 2017, 7:51 p.m.

  • "Jonathan T.: Jonathan, you made me thinking. Yes, I believe this was the case: they tried to save some money on printing. Because photogravures from 1928 (I have them listed as sets of 6) have only 1 image. Quality of paper is the same. Quality of printing is slightly different. I would say 1935 collection (you have one of those) have a little bit better printing quality. But to my eye, which is much sharper because I do a lot of photography. Most people wouldn't see the difference."

    Dec. 23, 2017, 7:40 p.m.

  • "Jonathan T.: I have a complete list of descriptions of each piece from this collection and if you would like to have it, I will be happy to send it to you. I think I have your address in the notification from Chairish when you bought this print. The list can give you a big picture of what a tremendous work Blossfeldt did on this great project. Just let me know, if you want to have it. :-)"

    Dec. 23, 2017, 7:34 p.m.

  • "Jonathan T.: No problem at all. I always enjoy talking to my customers, Jonathan. Yes, once in a while you can switch the sides to get a new look. These are photogravures (not lithographs, meaning a better quality of printing) and they are about 85 years old. Printed in Germany. I am not sure who decided and why to put images on each side. Possibly, they tried to cut down on the expenses of production. Keep in mind it was the 2nd-3rd year of Hitler's power, which Karl Blossfeldt had nothing to do with. :-)"

    Dec. 23, 2017, 7:32 p.m.

  • "I see....so presumably you only see one side and turn it over once to see the other as a way of changing things up? These are paper prints of photographs right? Any idea how may prints of each exist? Apologies for all the questions.."

    Dec. 23, 2017, 7 p.m.

  • "Jonathan T.: Jonathan, you are very welcome. Regretfully, I am like a shoemaker without shoes: I didn't have time to frame my Blossfeldt photogravures for my office. But, just imaging: a brushed nickel frame with no mat and the print (trimmed as you want) in the center, and you can see the wall through the glass in the space between the print and the frame. If you have several (or more) gravures displayed like this, it looks great and you don't spend much money on framing. :-)"

    Dec. 23, 2017, 6:29 p.m.

  • "Hi Mira, thanks for explaining! I must say I'm still not really sure what you mean...a frame with two glass sides, but only one of the images can be displayed at a time right? Could I see what your wall looks like to get an idea?"

    Dec. 23, 2017, 6:22 p.m.

  • "Jonathan T.: I am just in love with Karl Blossfeldt photography! These photogravures are mesmerizing. I could look at them for hours! :D So inspiring! And he took all these photographs with a home made camera! Can you believe? Anyway, thank you again, let me know if you have any other questions. And Happy Holidays to you! <3"

    Dec. 23, 2017, 5:22 p.m.

  • "Jonathan T.: ... want. This way glass will show color of your wall. I saw Target selling such kind of frames and they were very affordable, something around $20. But if you have 6,10,20,40 photogravures framed like this and displayed on one big wall, this will make a stunning statement in the room! This is what I would like to do for my home office..."

    Dec. 23, 2017, 5:20 p.m.

  • "Jonathan T.: Hi Jonathan, thank you for purchasing this one of most popular Blossfeldt Photogravures. If you would like to have both images displayed, you might like to look, I just listed identical plate. It's priced higher, but you are always very welcome to make an offer. Best and less expensive way to display these photogravures is to find brushed nickel frames with two glass pieces. You won't need to put a mat in those frames, and all you will need is to trim the paper around the image as much as you.."

    Dec. 23, 2017, 5:17 p.m.

  • "hi, I just receive the item. I didn't realize the images were printed back to back (my bad for not reading the description closely enough). How are these framed or displayed?"

    Dec. 23, 2017, 5:11 p.m.