Alex Prager - Under the Influence New York Friday, March 7, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
    Private Collection

  • Exhibited

    New York, Yancey Richardson Gallery, Alex Prager, Weekend-End, January 14 - February 20, 2010 (another example exhibited)
    Los Angeles, M+B Gallery, Alex Prager, Weekend-End, January 30 - March 6, 2010 (another example exhibited)
    Tokyo, Ringcube Gallery, Alex Prager, Weekend-End, April 28 - May 23, 2010 (another example exhibited)
    London, Michael Hoppen Contemporary, Alex Prager, Weekend-End, June 10 - July 17, 2010 (another example exhibited)

  • 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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Rita (from the series Week-End)

chromogenic print
36 x 48 in. (91.4 x 121.9 cm,)
Signed, titled, numbered and dated "Rita (from the series Week-End) Edition 4/5 Alex Prager 2009 " on a label accompanying the work. This work is number 4 from an edition of 5.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $12,500

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Under the Influence

New York Auction 7 March 2014 2pm