Alex Prager - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    M+B, Los Angeles

  • Literature

    Chronicle Books, Alex Prager: Silver Lake Drive, pp. 96-97

  • 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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3:32 pm, Coldwater Canyon and Eye #5 (Automobile Accident) from Compulsion

Archival pigment print diptych, each mounted.
48 x 19 3/4 in. (121.9 x 50.2 cm) and 20 x 23 in. (50.8 x 58.4 cm), respectively.
One signed, titled, dated and numbered 2/6 in ink on an artist's label affixed to the frame backing. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from M+B Gallery.

$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $13,860

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs, New York

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairwoman, Americas


New York Auction 12 October 2022