Alex Prager - Under the Influence New York Thursday, September 19, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Museum of Modern Art, New Photography, September 29, 2010 - January 10, 2011 (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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box set of 6 chromogenic prints, digital video
each sheet 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)
portfolio 25 x 19 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (63.5 x 49.5 x 4.4 cm.)
video length 4:20 minutes

Each respectively signed, titled, numbered and dated "'Film Still #1-#6, 8/10 A Prager 2010" on artist’s label affixed to the reverse of each print; further titled "Despair" on portfolio box and deboss numbered "8/10" inside cover of portfolio box; further titled and inscribed "Despair A Film by Alex Prager" on the DVD label. This work is number 8 from an edition of 10.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $62,500

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Benjamin Godsill
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Under the Influence

New York 19 September 2013 2pm