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  • Provenance

    Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2012

  • Exhibited

    New York, Yancey Richardson Gallery, Alex Prager: Compulsion, April 5 - May 19, 2012 (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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Two works from the series Compulsion: (i) 4:29pm, Van Nuys; (ii) Eye #8 (Electric Tower)

(i) signed, titled, numbered and dated ""4:29pm, Van Nuys" 6/9 Alex Prager 2012" on a label affixed to the reverse
(ii) signed, titled, numbered and dated ""Eye #8 (Electric Tower)" 6/9 Alex Prager 2012" on a label affixed to the reverse

(i) chromogenic print
(ii) archival pigment print

(i) 36 x 36 1/2 in. (91.4 x 92.7 cm.)
(ii) 16 1/4 x 18 3/4 in. (41.3 x 47.6 cm.)

Executed in 2012, each of these works is number 6 from an edition of 9.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $10,625

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 16 May 2018