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Alex Prager

Ian (after Philip Lorca diCorcia), 2016

C-print
36 × 27 in
91.4 × 68.6 cm
Edition 7/25
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
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Estimated range: HK$ 110,000 - 180,000
Generously donated by Alex Prager Studio and Lehmann Maupin, …

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Estimated range: HK$ 110,000 - 180,000
Generously donated by Alex Prager Studio and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, and Seoul

Alex Prager (b. 1979, USA) is a photographer and filmmaker who creates elaborately staged scenes that draw inspiration from a wide range of influences and references, including Hollywood …

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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.

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About the work
Para Site Benefit Auction

Estimated range: HK$ 110,000 - 180,000
Generously donated by Alex Prager Studio and Lehmann Maupin, …

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Estimated range: HK$ 110,000 - 180,000
Generously donated by Alex Prager Studio and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, and Seoul

Alex Prager (b. 1979, USA) is a photographer and filmmaker who creates elaborately staged scenes that draw inspiration from a wide range of influences and references, including Hollywood …

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Medium
Photography
Image rights
Courtesy of Alex Prager Studio and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, and Seoul
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

Ian (after Philip Lorca diCorcia), 2016

C-print
36 × 27 in
91.4 × 68.6 cm
Edition 7/25
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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