Three Paintings by Mark Tansey

BOMB 46 Winter 1994
046 Winter 1994

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Mark Tansey, Intermission, 1992, toner on paper, 7¾ × 7½ inches. Courtesy of Curt Marcus.

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Mark Tansey, Intercepting a Dangerous Interpretation, 1992, toner on paper, 7¼ × 10 inches. Courtesy of Curt Marcus Gallery.

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Mark Tansey, Victorious Ahistorians Celebrating the End of History, 1992, toner on paper, 6¾ × 9½ inches. Courtesy of Curt Marcus Gallery.

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BOMB 46, Winter 1994

Featuring interviews with Haruki Murakami, Ileana Douglas, Dan Graham, Mike Leigh, Campbell McGrath, Dona Nelson, Tran Anh Hung, Julius Hemphill, Stephen Wright, Robert Schenkkan, and Lawrence Gipe.

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046 Winter 1994