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  • Provenance

    Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica
    Private Collection, California

  • Literature

    Prager, Silver Lake Drive, p. 19

  • 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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Ellen from Polyester

2007
Chromogenic print.
47 x 43 in. (119.4 x 109.2 cm)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 3/7 in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount.

Estimate
$30,000 - 40,000 

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Artist | Icon | Inspiration: Women in Photography Presented with Peter Fetterman

New York Auction 7 June 2019