Alex Prager - Photographs New York Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    M + B Art, Los Angeles

  • Literature

    Chronicle Books, Alex Prager: Silver Lake Drive, pp. 104-105, 213

  • 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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2pm, Interstate 110 and Eye #6 (Sinkhole) from Compulsion

2012
Two archival pigment prints, each mounted.
Interstate: 58 3/8 x 49 in. (148.3 x 124.5 cm)
Eye: 19 3/8 x 22 3/8 in. (49.2 x 56.8 cm)

Each signed, titled, dated and numbered 3/6 in ink on an artist's label affixed to the frame backing or the reverse of the mount.

Estimate
$18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for $23,940

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Photographs

New York Auction 6 April 2022