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  • Provenance

    Yancy Richardson Gallery, New York

  • 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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Sheryl (from the series Weekend-End)

2009
chromogenic print
36 x 27 in. (91.4 x 68.6 cm.)
Signed, titled, numbered and dated "Sheryl 5/5 Alex Prager 2009" on a label affixed to the reverse. This work is number 5 from an edition of 5.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $16,250

Contact Specialist
Benjamin Godsill
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Under the Influence

New York 16 September 2014 11am