Mark Tansey, ‘Study of the Shades of Mont Saint Victoire’, Christie's

Signature: signed, titled and dated 'Mark Tansey 1989 Study of the Shades of Mont Saint Victoire' (on the reverse)

Curt Marcus Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Mark Tansey

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.

American, b. 1949, San Jose, California, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows

Beverly Hills,
Mark Tansey

Group Shows

Museum of Modern Art, 
New York, NY, USA,
An International Survey of Recent Painting and Scultpure

Fair History on Artsy

Omer Tiroche Gallery at Art Miami 2017
Mark Borghi Fine Art at Art Miami 2017