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  • Provenance

    Michael Hoppen Gallery, London

  • 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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June

2010
Chromogenic print, mounted.
60.5 x 82.5 cm (23 7/8 x 32 1/2 in.)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 1/7 on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the frame.

Estimate
£7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for £8,820

Contact Specialist

Rachel Peart
Head of Department, London

Yuka Yamaji
Head of Photographs, Europe

General Enquiries
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Photographs

London Auction 23 November 2021