Mark Tansey, ‘Invisible Hand’, 2011, Painting, Oil on canvas, Gagosian
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Mark Tansey

Invisible Hand, 2011

Oil on canvas
83 7/8 × 71 7/8 in
213 × 182.6 cm
Location
New York, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
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© Mark Tansey. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.
Mark Tansey
American, b. 1949
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Mark Tansey's densely imaginative canvases derive from a labor-intensive composition process. Using a huge trove of collected material, including his own photographs and magazine clippings, Tansey manipulates, crops, combines, and photocopies the forms. His collages serve as studies for large, monochromatic oil paintings of figures and landscapes, whose precise photographic quality is achieved by applying gesso and then washing, brushing, and scraping paint into it. Though they resemble straightforward narrative scenes, the paintings are full of visual puns and references. Wake (2003), one of many works in ultramarine blue, hides a portrait of novelist and poet James Joyce in a speeding boat's wake.

Mark Tansey, ‘Invisible Hand’, 2011, Painting, Oil on canvas, Gagosian
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© Mark Tansey. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.
Mark Tansey
American, b. 1949
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Mark Tansey's densely imaginative canvases derive from a labor-intensive composition process. Using a huge trove of collected material, including his own photographs and magazine clippings, Tansey manipulates, crops, combines, and photocopies the forms. His collages serve as studies for large, monochromatic oil paintings of figures and landscapes, whose precise photographic quality is achieved by applying gesso and then washing, brushing, and scraping paint into it. Though they resemble straightforward narrative scenes, the paintings are full of visual puns and references. Wake (2003), one of many works in ultramarine blue, hides a portrait of novelist and poet James Joyce in a speeding boat's wake.

Mark Tansey

Invisible Hand, 2011

Oil on canvas
83 7/8 × 71 7/8 in
213 × 182.6 cm
Location
New York, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
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