Alex Prager, ‘La Petite Mort’, 2012, Phillips
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Alex Prager

La Petite Mort, 2012

Six chromogenic prints and digital video.
Edition 9/15
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Each: 28 x 53 cm (11 x 20 7/8 in.)

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Signed, titled, dated, numbered 9/15 in ink and copyright 'La Petite Mort' stamp on six artist labels accompanying the work. Video …
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, ‘La Petite Mort’, 2012, Phillips
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About the work
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Phillips

Each: 28 x 53 cm (11 x 20 7/8 in.)

Property Subject to VAT Section 4: 5% (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed, titled, dated, numbered 9/15 in ink and copyright 'La Petite Mort' stamp on six artist labels accompanying the work. Video …
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

La Petite Mort, 2012

Six chromogenic prints and digital video.
Edition 9/15
Bidding closed
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