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.

Peter Doig & Chris Ofili
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Catherine Murphy by Francine Prose
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Francine Prose, author of the novel Hunters and Gatherers, delves into realism and the real act of painting time with figurative painter Catherine Murphy.

Chuck Close by Lisa Yuskavage
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It was in 1981 and I was a sophomore in art school when I first encountered Chuck Close’s work at a show called Contemporary American Realism Since 1960. I was struck by how it didn’t resemble any of the other work in the show.

Ligia Lewis by Catherine Damman
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The recent conclusion of the choreographer’s trilogy, Water Will (in Melody), employs mime, gothic imagery, and a Grimm tale, to consider entanglements of nature, the feminine, and blackness.

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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