Alex Prager, ‘Act II, Scene 1’, 2016, Lehmann Maupin
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Alex Prager

Act II, Scene 1, 2016

Archival pigment print
30 × 38 in
76.2 × 96.5 cm
$15,000 - 20,000
Location
New York, Hong Kong, Seoul
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About the work
Lehmann Maupin
New York, Hong Kong, +1 more

Edition 1 of 6, 2 AP
30 x 30 in. (print)
30.375 x 38.375 x 2.375 in. (framed)

Medium
Series
La Grande Sortie series
Image rights
Courtesy the artists and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong.
Alex Prager
American, b. 1979
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Taking aesthetic cues from film, fashion photography, pulp fiction, and her native city of Los Angeles, Alex Prager produces Technicolor photographs with dark, unsettling undercurrents. “I find my inspiration in the city of Los Angeles,” she explains. “It’s a strange picture of perfection—but there is an eerie monotony that creeps in. It can slowly drive a person crazy, that sense of unease under the surface of all this beauty and promise.” Populated by seductively stylized women, Prager’s photographs resemble vintage Hollywood movie stills. She constructs ambiguous scenes weighted with the uneasy expectation of impending danger. References to the films of Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch and the photographs of Cindy Sherman and Gregory Crewdson abound in her work.

Alex Prager, ‘Act II, Scene 1’, 2016, Lehmann Maupin
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About the work
Lehmann Maupin
New York, Hong Kong, +1 more

Edition 1 of 6, 2 AP
30 x 30 in. (print)
30.375 x 38.375 x 2.375 in. (framed)

Medium
Series
La Grande Sortie series
Image rights
Courtesy the artists and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong.
Alex Prager
American, b. 1979
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Taking aesthetic cues from film, fashion photography, pulp fiction, and her native city of Los Angeles, Alex Prager produces Technicolor photographs with dark, unsettling undercurrents. “I find my inspiration in the city of Los Angeles,” she explains. “It’s a strange picture of perfection—but there is an eerie monotony that creeps in. It can slowly drive a person crazy, that sense of unease under the surface of all this beauty and promise.” Populated by seductively stylized women, Prager’s photographs resemble vintage Hollywood movie stills. She constructs ambiguous scenes weighted with the uneasy expectation of impending danger. References to the films of Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch and the photographs of Cindy Sherman and Gregory Crewdson abound in her work.

Alex Prager

Act II, Scene 1, 2016

Archival pigment print
30 × 38 in
76.2 × 96.5 cm
$15,000 - 20,000
Location
New York, Hong Kong, Seoul
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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