Michael Govan, Nathalie Herschdorfer, Alex Prager, San Francisco, 2018.
Hardcover, 224 pp., color illustrations, 10 x 0.9 x 12.2 inches.
Alex Prager is one of the truly original image makers of our time. She creates delicately staged compositions that are familiar yet strange, utterly compelling, and unerringly memorable. Silver Lake Drive showcases Prager's boldest creations to date: from the early Polyester series, through her film collaborations with actor Bryce Dallas Howard, to the tour-de-force Face in the Crowd—shot on a Hollywood sound stage with more than 150 performers—and her 2016 commission for the Paris Opera, La Grande Sortie. In a deluxe hardcover package with a textured two-piece case and foil stamping, Silver Lake Drive is an essential collectible for Prager's fans and an illuminating introduction to her work for new audiences.