Untitled (Face in the Crowd) Box Set

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  • Provenance

    M+B Gallery, Los Angeles
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, Alex Prager: Face in the Crowd, November 23, 2013 - March 9, 2014 (another example exhibited, film stills illustrated, pp. 40-41, 45, 54)
    New York, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Alex Prager: Face in the Crowd, January 9 – February 22, 2014 (another example exhibited)
    Los Angeles, M+B Gallery, Alex Prager: Face in the Crowd, January 25 – March 8, 2014 (another example exhibited)

  • Artist Bio

    Alex Prager

    American • 1979

    Influenced by pulp fiction and cinematic tropes, self-taught photographer and film-maker Alex Prager creates striking, sometimes unnerving images that are filled with a dynamic cast of characters. The hyperreal worlds she creates are packed with human melodrama, like the retro 'damsel in distress' character that regularly makes appearances in Prager's brightly colored and dramatically lit scenes.

    With influences ranging from David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock, William Eggleston, Cindy Sherman, and Gregory Crewdson, Prager references the vivid aesthetics of mid-twentieth century American cinema and photography. Pairing photographs alongside her films as part of her practice, Prager presents an eerie, alternative world where more questions are asked than answered. 

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Untitled (Face in the Crowd) Box Set

signed, inscribed, numbered and dated "Box Set 12/15 Alex Prager 2014" on a card at inside cover of portfolio box; further deboss stamped with the number "12/15" on the inside of portfolio box
box set of 6 chromogenic prints, film poster, contact sheet, film music score, digital video and digital master DVD, in artist's portfolio box
each print 17 x 22 in. (43.2 x 55.9 cm.)
contact sheet 18 3/8 x 23 3/8 in. (46.7 x 59.4 cm.)
film poster 23 1/4 x 15 3/4 in. (59.1 x 40 cm.)
portfolio box 25 x 19 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. (63.5 x 48.9 x 4.4 cm.)
video duration 10 minutes 7 seconds

Conceived in 2013 and executed in 2014, this work is number 12 from an edition of 15.

Estimate
$18,000 - 22,000 

sold for $17,500

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New York Auction 28 February 2018