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Alex Prager
Untitled (Parts 1)

2014

$35,000

About

Alex Prager’s photographs are staged, theatrical and cinematic. They are inspired by classic Hollywood cinema and experimental films; popular culture; and a mix of fashion and street photography. Prager taps into a shared cultural memory to create images that are familiar yet strange. The characters, clothing, hairstyles and poses are all carefully chosen by the artist to convey a range of time periods from mid-century to present. The ambiguity of the time period is further complicated by the fact that the scenario could be happening in today’s world. This conveys a sense of timelessness and nostalgia while also creating a world that borders between fiction and reality. Prager’s Untitled (Parts) series, which first appeared in a Garage Magazine editorial spread, are staged and constructed photographs featuring actress Julia Garner along with other characters chosen by the artist. Disembodied heads and limbs protrude at various angles from a flesh-toned background. Dissociated from the body, these human parts take on a static or prop-like quality, creating a hybrid of fiction and reality intrinsic in all of Prager’s work. Whereas the early Surrealists used advances in camera technology, film developing and printing to achieve their disorienting images, Prager used a decidedly more analog technique to stage these photographs. She had each actor stand behind and protrude their head or limbs through a simple backdrop. This simple construction is not hidden in the images, however in some cases the artist employed computer technology to manipulate the composition and placement of each part to create seamless results. Using these two techniques further calls into question what is real and artificial.

Details

  • Creator
    Alex Prager (1979, American),
  • Creation Year
    2014
  • Dimensions
    Height: 49 in. (124.46 cm)Width: 51 in. (129.54 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • More Editions & Sizes
    Edition of 6Price: $35,000
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  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: LM200631stDibs: LU94438596912

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