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Artist: Mark Tansey
[American, Born 1949]

Title: Derrida Queries de Man

Date: 1990
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 84 x 55 inches (213 x 140 cm)
Location: private collection

Image size: 581 x 881 pixels, 78 Kbytes
Image source: The Artchive
              
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Tansey is one of the most brilliant and brilliantly comic artists working today.

This painting is based on Sidney Paget's classic Victorian illustration depicting Sherlock Holmes' battle with Professor Moriarty above Reichenbach Falls - except that in this case, the cliffs consist of deconstructed text.
 
 
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