Roger Ballen: Boarding House with 'Contemplation'
Limited collector's edition with a silver gelatin print of Contemplation.
In Contemplation we witness a clean shirtless man holding a white duck to his face. Sitting in a man-made ditch he appears to be deep in conversation with the duck, listening intently to its story. An electrical cable is pinned neatly to the wall, but it seems not to be coming from, nor leading, anywhere. As always in the boarding house, the only consistency is the dirt and dust of its abandonment.
Silver gelatin print
Sheet size: 420 x 406 mm (16 1/2 x 16 inches)
Image size: 362 x 365 mm (14 1/4 x 14 3/8 inches)
Box: 455 x 440 mm (18 x 17 3/8 inches)
London: Phaidon, 2008
From an edition of 50 + 5 artist's proofs
All copies are signed and numbered by Roger Ballen
Hardback, English, 128pp
Book size: 280 x 300 mm, 11 x 11 7/8 inches
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