(SOLD): PRAGER, Alex. Polyester.
(Santa Monica, CA): Self-published, 2007. First edition. Small oblong quarto. Unpaginated. The photographer’s rare self-published volume from her first solo exhibition, at the Robert Berman Gallery, April 19 – May 12, 2007. The volume is illustrated with Prager’s signature surreal high-saturation colour photographs that, with the use of high-gloss plexiglass, gives the viewer the feeling of peering into an alternate strange and wonderful world. Prager’s cinematic approach is reminiscent of the mid 20th century angst and naivety that Hitchcock, John Waters, and David Lynch portrayed. Stories unfold with each photograph that stimulate the senses. Playful yet bizarre scenes are a balancing act between fantasy and reality. A fine copy in photo-illustrated wrappers. Scarce.