Alex Prager - Under the Influence New York Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Yancy Richardson Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    Washington D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, Alex Prager; Face in the Crowd, November 23, 2013 - March 9, 2014 (another example exhibited)
    New York, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Alex Prager: Face in the Crowd, January 9 – February 22, 2014 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Face in the Crowd, Alex Prager, exh. cat., Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, 2014

  • 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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Untitled (Face in the Crowd) Box Set

box set of 6 chromogenic prints, film poster, film music score, digital video, digital master
each sheet 17 x 22 in. (43.2 x 55.9 cm.)
portfolio 25 x 19 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. (63.5 x 48.9 x 4.4 cm.)
video length 10 minutes 7 seconds

Titled "Face in the Crowd" on portfolio box and deboss numbered "4/15" inside cover of portfolio box; further signed, dated, and numbered "Alex Prager 4/15 Alex Prager" on card at inside cover of portfolio box; further titled and inscribed "Face in the Crowd by Alex Prager" on the DVD label. This work is number 4 from an edition of 15.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $30,000

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Under the Influence

New York 16 September 2014 11am