Alex Prager - Photographs New York Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    Chronicle Books, Alex Prager: Silver Lake Drive, p. 103

  • 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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10:58 AM, Bunker Hill, from Compulsion

Archival pigment print.
35 3/8 x 24 1/2 in. (89.9 x 62.2 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, and numbered 5/9 in ink on an artist's label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount.

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $8,255

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Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Chairwoman, Americas


New York Auction 4 April 2023