Madonna, Princess Di, Tom Cruise and More Familiar Faces Within Mark Tansey's Monochrome Masterwork

Mark Tansey, Transition Team
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The distorted dreamscape of Mark Tansey’s Transition Team (1997) is a mind-bending and enigmatic treatise on perception, rendered masterfully through variations on a single hue. Weaving together recognizable cultural images including Madonna, John F. Kennedy Jr., Princess Diana, Drew Barrymore and Kurt Cobain, the composition offers footholds into a familiar and concrete world, yet duplicating images permeate the canvas. The real folds into the imaginary and suggestions of meaning dissipate as the familiar becomes obscured and distorted.

Madonna, Princess Di, Tom Cruise and More Familiar Faces Within Mark Tansey's Monochrome Masterwork

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