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Alex Prager: Silver Lake Drive


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Essay by Michael Govan * Polyester * The Big Valley * Week-End & The Long Weekend * Interview with Nathalie Herschdorfer * Compulsion * Essay by Clare Grafik * Face in the Crowd * Films * Essay by Michael Mansfield * La Grande Sortie * Behind the Scenes

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Compelling, luminous, hyperreal: the first career retrospective of one of the rising stars of art photography and filmmaking

About the Author

Alex Prager (b. 1979) is a photographer and filmmaker. Her work is represented in the collections of major museums including MoMA; the Whitney Museum of American Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Moderna Museet in Stockholm. Her editorial work has featured in publications including Garage, Vogue and W, and her film series Touch of Evil, commissioned by The New York Times Magazine, won an Emmy Award in 2012.


'Lavish' - Observer
'Prager's work combines technical perfection with an old-school Hollywood imagination' - The Herald
'Prager has mastered a `film still' aesthetic [...] that harks back to the Technicolor shockers of Hollywood's golden age' - Christie's
'Grab[s] your attention and refuses to give it back' - Strong Words Magazine
'You can't help but stop and stare at an image by Alex Prager' - It's Nice That
'An essential collectible for any photographic, cinematic and visual art enthusiasts out there' - .Cent
'Prager is a true alchemist and once you step foot in her world, nothing is how it seems' - AnOther
'Luminous' - SLEEK
'High-glamour, luminous and extremely covetable' - The i newspaper
'Cinematic allusions that combine the romantic, anxious and surreal' - Elephant Magazine
'Prager's distinctive works cross the worlds of art, fashion, photography and film, exposing the human melodrama and dark unsettling undercurrents that are threaded in her subject matter' - Creative Review
'Prager creates dazzling sets that are meticulously structured, making you look twice at the strangeness, beauty and colour of her world ... this book brings together the best of her career to date' - New Statesman

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