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Alex Prager

Ian (after Philip Lorca diCorcia), 2016

Archival pigment print
36 × 27 in
91.4 × 68.6 cm
Edition 9/25
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
Make-A-Wish Foundation

Courtesy the Artist and Lehmann Maupin

This lot has been imported into the UK from outside the EU …

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Courtesy the Artist and Lehmann Maupin

This lot has been imported into the UK from outside the EU for sale and is on temporary import. It is therefore subject to 5% UK import VAT. All works will be transferred to Gander and White Shipping Limited’s warehouse for diversion to definitive import or onward shipping.

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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
Make-A-Wish Foundation

Courtesy the Artist and Lehmann Maupin

This lot has been imported into the UK from outside the EU …

Read more

Courtesy the Artist and Lehmann Maupin

This lot has been imported into the UK from outside the EU for sale and is on temporary import. It is therefore subject to 5% UK import VAT. All works will be transferred to Gander and White Shipping Limited’s warehouse for diversion to definitive import or onward shipping.

Image rights
© Alex Prager.
Alex Prager
American, b. 1979
Follow

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

Archival pigment print
36 × 27 in
91.4 × 68.6 cm
Edition 9/25
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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