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  • Provenance

    M+B, Los Angeles

  • 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

2012
Six chromogenic prints and digital video.
Each 11 x 21 in. (27.9 x 53.3 cm)
Video length: 7:02

Signed, titled, dated, numbered 9/15 in ink, copyright 'La Petite Mort' stamp on six artist's labels accompanying the work. Video colophon, illustrated plate list, enclosed in a muted red linen cloth clamshell portfolio case with debossed number 9/15 in the case interior.

Estimate
$25,000 - 35,000 

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Photographs Evening & Day

New York 5 & 6 October 2016