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Vanessa Prager - The New York Times Magazine
Maya Rudolph painting on cover
Vanessa Prager   
Opening Reception:
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Vanessa Prager and Alex Prager collaborate on the New York Times Magazine cover portrait of Maya Rudolph.

Jake Silverstein, editor in chief:
"Maya Rudolph is such a game subject that we wanted to try something a little weird and collaborative. The photographer Alex Prager's sister, Vanessa, a painter, created a portrait of Rudolph that is inspired by a work by the 20th-century American portraitist Alice Neel. It was then cut to allow Rudolph's real face and hand to come through, creating a surreal image that blends fact and fiction, much the way she does as an actress."

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Artist: Vanessa Prager, Title: Maya Rudolph - click for larger image
Vanessa Prager  Maya Rudolph 
Oil on panel 


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