Alex Prager - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Monday, November 11, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Yancey Richardson Gallery, Alex Prager: Compulsion, April 5 – May 12, 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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La Petite Mort

6 chromogenic prints, digital video
each sheet 11 x 21 in. (27.9 x 53.3 cm.)
video length 6:59

Each respectively signed, titled, numbered and dated "'Film Still #7-#12, 3/15 A Prager 2012" on artist’s label affixed to the reverse of each frame; further titled "La Petit Mort" on portfolio box and deboss numbered 3/15 on the inside cover; further titled and inscribed "La Petite Mort A Film by Alex Prager" on the DVD label. This work is number 3 from an edition of 15.

$30,000 - 40,000 

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Amanda Stoffel
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Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 12 November 2013 11AM