Alex Prager - Photographs London Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Michael Hoppen Gallery, London

  • Literature

    A. Prager, Compulsion, London: Michael Hoppen, 2012, n.p.

  • 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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4:01 pm, Sun Valley

Archival pigment print, flush-mounted.
Image/Sheet: 123 x 153 cm (48 3/8 x 60 1/4 in.)
Frame: 125.5 x 156 cm (49 3/8 x 61 3/8 in.)

Signed, titled, dated and numbered 7/9 in ink on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the frame. From an edition of 9 + 3 AP.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Contact Specialist
Genevieve Janvrin
Co-Head of Photographs, Europe
+44 20 7901 7996

Yuka Yamaji
Co-Head of Photographs, Europe
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London Auction 2 November 2017