In our galley and online shop we have a diptych of silkscreen prints called Never Again. It is the image of Karl Gorat, an Auschwitz surviver who was jailed for being gay. Prisoners where mainly jews, gypsies and gays. Berlin in the 30s was a gay cultural hub with over 50 gay venues. Between 1933 and 1945, 100.000 men were arrested under Paragraph 175. Some were imprisoned, others were sent to concentration camps. Only about 4,000 survived. Karl is one of those survivors so we used him to memorise this horror story. It is a coal grey print with an anonymity bar over his eyes in glitter. We wanted to give him something glittery, something he probably never had.
A part of the proceeds will be donated to IGY (Israeli Gay Youth) organisation.