Alex Prager - Photographs London Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Michael Hoppen Gallery, London

  • Exhibited

    New Photography 2010: Roe Ethridge, Elad Lassry, Alex Prager, Amanda Ross-Ho, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 29 September 2010 – 10 January 2011
    Alex Prager: Face in the Crowd, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 23 November 2013 – 9 March 2014
    For other prints

  • Literature

    A. Prager, Face in Crowd, Washington, D.C.: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 2013, pp. 20-21

  • 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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Crowd #1 (Stan Douglas)

Chromogenic print, flush-mounted.
Image/Sheet: 59.9 x 103.5 cm (23 5/8 x 40 3/4 in.)
Frame: 64 x 106.6 cm (25 1/4 x 41 7/8 in.)

Signed, titled, dated and numbered 7/7 in ink on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the frame.

£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £25,000

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London Auction 18 May 2017