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  • Provenance

    Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York

  • 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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Property from a Contemporary New York Collection

301

Film Still #3 from La Petite Mort

2012
Archival pigment print.
12 5/8 x 24 3/8 in. (32.1 x 61.9 cm)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 4/6 in ink on an artist's label affixed to the reverse of the frame.

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $7,560

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department
+1 212 940 1225
[email protected]

 

Vanessa Hallett
Deputy Chairwoman, Americas and Worldwide Head of Photographs
+1 212 940 1243
[email protected]

Photographs

New York Auction 7 October 2021