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  • Provenance

    Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    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 Action #2

signed, titled, numbered and dated "‘Untitled Action #2' Alex Prager 2007 4/10" on the reverse of the Plexiglas
chromogenic print, flush-mounted to Plexiglas
21 7/8 x 27 1/4 in. (55.6 x 69.2 cm.)
Executed in 2007, this work is number 4 from an edition of 10.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $6,250

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Phillips x Artsy: Wrapped/Unwrapped

Online Auction 26 November - 12 December 2019