Portraits 1981-1983. 21 vintage selenium toned gelatin silver prints. Each circa 49 x 37,5 cm. 12 signed and dated, 8 signed, dated and editioned (edition of 6 + 4 a.p.) by the photographer in pencil on the verso. 1 framed under glass in original silver-plated frame.
The portraits in this group were taken by Wilmar Koenig between 1981-1983. They were exhibited at the Galerie Fahnemann, Fasanenstr. 61, Berlin. The catalogue states that the prints were made in a one-time edition of 6 + 4 artist proofs. This group is the nearly complete series (25) which is rare. One print is framed in the original silver-plated exhibtion frame Wilmar Koenig chose. – Some corners bumped, slight edge wear, some with slight discoloration in edges, some with light handling marks, one with traces of previous mounting on the verso, otherwise most in good to very good condition.
Lit.: Florian Ebner/Felix Hoffmann/Inka Schube/Thomas Weski (eds.). Werkstatt für Photographie 1976-1986. London 2016, ill. pp. 204-209.
Wilmar Koenig. Galerie Fahnemann Berlin 1984, exhibition catalogue, several illustrated.