Alex Prager - New Now New York Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

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

  • Literature

    Alex Prager, The Book of Disquiet: An Immoral Drama, Los Angeles, 2005, n.p. (another example illustrated)

  • 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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Lust #1 (Bobo)

signed, titled, numbered and dated "3/7 Lust 1 Alex Prager 2007" on the reverse
chromogenic print
24 x 24 1/2 in. (61 x 62.2 cm.)
Executed in 2007, this work is number 3 from an edition of 7.

$7,000 - 10,000 

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New Now

New York Auction 28 February 2018