Prem Sahib - Rosa - 2018
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.
Medium: C-type print, framed
Frame size: 26 x 30 cm / 10.2 x 11.8 in
Image size: 9 x 13 cm / 3.5 x 5 in
Edition of 40
Signed and numbered
Price: £450 (Whitechapel Members: £405.00)
This limited edition Prem Sahib print is available at Whitechapel Gallery