Lot 422
  • 422

Mark Tansey

450,000 - 650,000 USD
bidding is closed


  • Mark Tansey
  • Study for "Discarding the Frame"
  • signed; signed, titled and dated 1992-1999 on the reverse
  • oil on canvas
  • 36 1/8 by 30 in. 91.8 by 76.2 cm.


Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"I think of the painted picture as an embodiment of the very problem that we face with the notion of 'reality.' The problem or question is, which reality? In a painted picture, is it the depicted reality, or the reality of the picture plane, or the multidimensional reality the artist and viewer exist in? That all three are involved points to the fact that all pictures are inherently problematic." Mark Tansey