Alex Prager - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Phillips

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  • 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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Archival pigment print in colours, on Hahnemühle photo rag paper, with full margins,
I. 49.5 x 36 cm (19 1/2 x 14 1/8 in.)
S. 51.1 x 40.9 cm (20 1/8 x 16 1/8 in.)

signed, titled, dated '2011' and numbered 3/9 in black marker pen on an accompanying label (there were also 2 artist's proofs), published by Foam Editions, Amsterdam, unframed.

£2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for £2,500

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Robert Kennan
Head of Sale, Editions
+44 207 318 4075

Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 22 January 2015 2pm & 6pm