C-type print, in bespoke frame
Frame size: 26 x 30 cm [10.2 x 11.8 inches]
Image size: 9 x 13 cm [3.5 x 5 inches]
Edition of 40, signed and numbered.
This edition is sold in a bespoke frame, please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.
About the work
The photograph, Rosa, 2018, was taken by Prem Sahib in his studio, following a private screening of Rosa Von Praunheim’s 1971 film, It Is Not the Homosexual Who Is Perverse, But the Society in Which He Lives, on August 31st 2016.
The image depicts a set that was purpose-built for the audience, made to replicate an iconic moment in the film where a group of gay men lounge around on a mattress, discussing with frankness their experiences of life and sexuality. The image preserves the detritus of the social gathering, poignantly encapsulating a residual moment, both as monument and homage.
The size of the photograph, a standard print size of 9 x 13 cm, is important to Sahib. It is intimate in scale and references an old family photograph.
About the artist
Prem Sahib (b. 1982, London, UK) lives and works in London, UK.
Sahib’s artistic practice spans sculpture, painting, works on paper and performance, where he evokes the frailty of the human body though minimalist, or non-figurative techniques. His works can be seen as stand-ins for the body in which a trace is left behind of an intimate encounter based on autobiographical themes of desire, sexuality and community.
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