Alex Prager - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 11, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Michael Hoppen Contemporary, London
    Private Collection, Dubai
    Private Collection, New York

  • Literature

    Chronicle Books, Alex Prager: Silver Lake Drive, p. 209

  • 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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Desiree from The Big Valley

Chromogenic print.
23 1/2 x 32 1/4 in. (59.7 x 81.9 cm)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 7/7 in ink on an artist's label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $12,700

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs


Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Chairwoman, Americas


New York Auction 11 October 2023