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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • 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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Despair

2010
Six chromogenic prints and digital video.
Each 15 7/8 x 21 1/4 in. (40.3 x 54 cm); video length: 4:12
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 10/10 in ink on six artist's labels accompanying the work. Video colophon. DVD. Enclosed in a cloth clamshell portfolio case with embossed title on cover and embossed number 10/10 on the inside cover.

Estimate
$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $47,500

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