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The Octagon Room
2008
mixed media installation
100 x 330 x 330 inches; 254 x 838.2 x 838.2 cm

Sculpture and Installation
Mark Dion New England Cabinet of Marine Debris (Ly...

Mark Dion
New England Cabinet of Marine Debris (Lyme Art Colony)
2019
cabinet; wood, glass, metal, assorted marine debris; plastic, rope, ceramics
103 1/2 x 50 5/8 x 25 3/8 in
(TBG 20353)

Mark Dion Lecture - The Trouble with Jellyfish 201...

Mark Dion
Lecture - The Trouble with Jellyfish
2018
mixed media installation
dimensions variable
(TBG 19409)

Mark Dion Nature Morte 2018 Ceramic penguin, tar,...

Mark Dion
Nature Morte
2018
Ceramic penguin, tar, metal bucket, various dime store trinkets and costume jewelry
38 3/4 x 10 7/8 x 10 3/4 inches; 98.4 x 27.6 x 27.3 cm
(TBG 19069)

Mark Dion The Department of Tropical&nbs...

Mark Dion
The Department of Tropical Research: Aquatic and jungle field stations in 2 parts
2017
Mixed media
97 x 168 x 84 inches; 246.4 x 426.7 x 213.4 cm
in 2 parts
(TBG 18445)

Mark Dion The Department of Tropical&nbs...

Mark Dion
The Department of Tropical Research: Aquatic and jungle field stations in 2 parts
2017
Mixed media
97 x 168 x 84 inches; 246.4 x 426.7 x 213.4 cm
in 2 parts
(TBG 18445)

Mark Dion William Beebee Cabinet (DTR) 2017 wood c...

Mark Dion
William Beebee Cabinet (DTR)
2017
wood cabinet, and William Beebee ephemera
114 x 113 x 43 inches; 289.6 x 287 x 109.2 cm (overall)
72 x 113 x 18 inches; 182.9 x 287 x 45.7 cm (upper cabinet)
42 x 113 x 43 inches; 106.7 x 287 x 109.2 cm (lower cabinet)
(TBG 19004)

Mark Dion The Persistent Weeds of Istanbul 2017 mi...

Mark Dion
The Persistent Weeds of Istanbul
2017
mixed media
29 7/8 x 169 1/4 x 4 inches; 75.8 x 430 x 10.2 cm (doors open)
29 7/8 x 84. 5/8 x 4 inches; 75.8 x 215 x 10.2 cm (doors closed)
(TBG 18531)

Mark DION The Library for the Birds of New York 20...

Mark DION
The Library for the Birds of New York
2016
steel, wood, books and birds
138 x 240 inches; 350.5 x 609.6 cm

Mark DION The Library for the Birds of New York 20...

Mark DION
The Library for the Birds of New York
2016
Detail

 

Mark DION The Library for the Birds of New York 20...

Mark DION
The Library for the Birds of New York
2016
Detail

Mark DION Brontosaurus 2016 epoxy resin, tar, wood...

Mark DION
Brontosaurus
2016
epoxy resin, tar, wood and various objects
71 x 75 x 25 inches; 180.3 x 190.5 x 63.5 cm (overall)
42 x 60 x 24 inches; 106.7 x 152.4 x 61 cm (pedestal)

Mark DION Antarctic Landscape in Black and White 2...

Mark DION
Antarctic Landscape in Black and White
2016
Plush Penguin, galvanized pale, tar, various dime store trinkets and costume jewelry
24 x 12 x 12 inches; 61 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Mark DION The Phantom Museum (Wonder Workshop) 201...

Mark DION
The Phantom Museum (Wonder Workshop)
2015
walnut cabinet, objects with white glow in the dark paint, black light
102 x 96 x 12 inches; 259.1 x 243.8 x 30.5 cm

Mark DION Cabinet of Marine Debris 2014 cabinet; w...

Mark DION
Cabinet of Marine Debris
2014
cabinet; wood, glass, metal, paint assorted marine debris; plastic, rope
113 x 84 x 32 inches; 287 x 213.4 x 81.3 cm

Mark DION Blood Red Coral 2013 resin and assorted...

Mark DION
Blood Red Coral
2013
resin and assorted objects
33 1/4 x 17 x 9 inches; 84.5 x 43.2 x 22.9 cm

Mark DION Sea Life 2013 book cart, books, prints 7...

Mark DION
Sea Life
2013
book cart, books, prints
79 x 37 x 74 1/2 inches; 200.7 x 94 x 189.2 cm

Mark DION Marine Invertebrates 2013 70 objects in...

Mark DION
Marine Invertebrates
2013
70 objects in glass jars, isopropyl alcohol, glass and wood cabinet
60 x 24 x 59 3/4 inches; 152.4 x 61 x 151.8 cm

Mark DION Mandrillus Sphinx 2012 wood, glass, plas...

Mark DION
Mandrillus Sphinx
2012
wood, glass, plastic, tar, metal, ceramic, paper, cork, ribbon, and string
overall installed dimensions: 69 x 26 1/2 x 50 1/2 inches; 175.3 x 67.3 x 128.3 cm

Mark DION Mandrillus Sphinx Detail 2012 wood, glas...

Mark DION
Mandrillus Sphinx
Detail
2012
wood, glass, plastic, tar, metal, ceramic, paper, cork, ribbon, and string
overall installed dimensions: 69 x 26 1/2 x 50 1/2 inches; 175.3 x 67.3 x 128.3 cm

Mark DION MMXII Western Hemlock, Tsuga Hetereophyl...

Mark DION
MMXII Western Hemlock, Tsuga Hetereophylla, Seattle
2011
wood, hemlock, glue
2 1/4  x 6 1/4  x 6 7/8 inches; 5.7 x 15.9 x 17.5 cm

Mark Dion Travels of William Bartram Reconsidered...

Mark Dion
Travels of William Bartram Reconsidered (alligator cabinet)
2008
found alligators in various media, painted wood and glass cabinet, framed William Bartram reproduction
overall installed dimensions: 73 x 13 x 39 1/2 inches; 185.4 x 33 x 100.3 cm

Mark DION The Octagon Room 2008 mixed media instal...

Mark DION
The Octagon Room
2008
mixed media installation
100 x 330 x 330 inches; 254 x 838.2 x 838.2 cm

Mark DION The Octagon Room 2008 mixed media instal...

Mark DION
The Octagon Room
2008
mixed media installation
100 x 330 x 330 inches; 254 x 838.2 x 838.2 cm

Mark DION Monument for the Birds of Puffin Island...

Mark DION
Monument for the Birds of Puffin Island
2006
taxidermy rats, tar, tree, steel
128 x 84 x 84 inches; 325 x 213.5 x 213.5 cm

Mark DION Monument for the Birds of Puffin Island...

Mark DION
Monument for the Birds of Puffin Island
Detail
2006
taxidermy rats, tar, tree, steel
128 x 84 x 84 inches; 325 x 213.5 x 213.5 cm

Mark DION Costume Bureau 2006 Mixed media 76 x 135...

Mark DION
Costume Bureau
2006
Mixed media
76 x 135 x 39 inches; 193 x 343 x 99 cm

Mark DION The Bureau of Remote Wildlife Surveillan...

Mark DION
The Bureau of Remote Wildlife Surveillance
2006
Mixed media installation including office furniture, photo equipment, maps, bulletin boards, archival boxes and chromogenic prints
dimensions variable

Mark DION The Curiosity Shop Detail 2005 mixed med...

Mark DION
The Curiosity Shop
Detail
2005
mixed media
12 1/2 x 28 x 12 feet; 3.8 x 8.5 x 3.7 meters

Mark DION The Curiosity Shop Detail 2005 mixed med...

Mark DION
The Curiosity Shop
Detail
2005
mixed media
12 1/2 x 28 x 12 feet; 3.8 x 8.5 x 3.7 meters

Mark DION Library for the Birds of Massachusetts 2...

Mark DION
Library for the Birds of Massachusetts
2005
Steel, maple tree, plywood, books, and mixed media
20 x 18 x 20 feet

Mark DION Library for the Birds of Massachusetts D...

Mark DION
Library for the Birds of Massachusetts
Detail
2005
Steel, maple tree, plywood, books, and mixed media
20 x 18 x 20 feet

Mark DION The Collector 2004 Mixed media 48 3/4 x...

Mark DION
The Collector
2004
Mixed media
48 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches, 123.8 x 39.5 cm

Mark Dion Ichthyosaurus 2003 Synthetic Ichthyosaur...

Mark Dion
Ichthyosaurus
2003
Synthetic Ichthyosaurus, backdrop, miscellaneous objects, sand, rocks
approx. 200 x 300 x 300 cm

Installation view South London Gallery, 2005

Mark DION Mobile Bio Type - Jungle 2002 log, soil,...

Mark DION
Mobile Bio Type - Jungle
2002
log, soil, plants, aluminum, tempered glass, wood, rubber and ceramic tile
64 x 30 x 70 inches; 162.5 x 76 x 178 cm

Mark DION Vivarium 2002 Maple log, soil, aluminum,...

Mark DION
Vivarium
2002
Maple log, soil, aluminum, tempered glass, wood and ceramic tile
7 x 5 x 25 feet 213 x 152.5 x 762 cm

Mark DION New England Digs Shelf # 2 2001 Three-sh...

Mark DION
New England Digs Shelf # 2
2001
Three-shelf open unit painted white filled with glass objects; each shelf contains finds from one city (Brockton, New Bedford,  and Providence)
27 x 41 x 4 inches

Mark DION New Bedford Cabinet 2001 Hand built cabi...

Mark DION
New Bedford Cabinet
2001
Hand built cabinets with ash finish, 4 glass topped drawers, 2 glass doors with locks and 3 lower cabinet door finds from New Bedford Dig
104 x 74 x 19 inches

Mark DION Providence Cabinet 2001 Hand built cabin...

Mark DION
Providence Cabinet
2001
Hand built cabinets with mahogany finish, 4 glass topped filled drawers, with finds from Providence Dig
100 x 74 x 19 inches; 254 x 187 x 48 cm

Mark DION The Museum of Poison (Biocide Hall) Deta...

Mark DION
The Museum of Poison (Biocide Hall)
Detail
2000
Wood and glass display cabinets, wooden pedestals, pesticide sprayer, pesticide containers, mounted photographs, plastic sheeting, archival boxes, book, theatrical flat, sand, glass door
Dimensions variable

Mark DION The Museum of Poison (Biocide Hall) 2000...

Mark DION
The Museum of Poison (Biocide Hall)
2000
Wood and glass display cabinets, wooden pedestals, pesticide sprayer, pesticide containers, mounted photographs, plastic sheeting, archival boxes, book, theatrical flat, sand, glass door
Dimensions variable

Mark DION Alexander Wilson - Studio 1999 Wooden st...

Mark DION
Alexander Wilson - Studio
1999
Wooden structure, mixed media
Dimensions variable

Mark DION Landfill 1999-2000 Mixed Media 71.5 x 1...

Mark DION
Landfill
1999-2000
Mixed Media
71.5 x 147.5 x 64 inches

Mark DION Department of Marine Animal Identificati...

Mark DION
Department of Marine Animal Identification of the City of San Francisco (Chinatown Division)
1998/2010
mixed media
dimensions variable

Mark DION Polar Bear (Ursus Maritimus) (III) 1994...

Mark DION
Polar Bear (Ursus Maritimus) (III)
1994
12 black and white photographs and labels, edition of 4, 2 AP
11 x 14 inches each, 16 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches framed

Mark DION Scala Naturae 1994 Stepped plinth, artef...

Mark DION
Scala Naturae
1994
Stepped plinth, artefacts, specimens, taxidermic animals, bust 238 x 100 x 297 cm

Mark DION Concrete Jungle 1992 Taxidermic birds, c...

Mark DION
Concrete Jungle
1992
Taxidermic birds, cardboard boxes, tires, toy truck, wash basin, motor oil canister, chair cushon, rolled carpet, linoleum flooring, wooden crates, aluminum cans, newspaper, plastic bags, containers, cups, bottles, other assorted rubbish
150 x 420 x 130 cm

Mark DION The Department of Marine Animal Identifi...

Mark DION
The Department of Marine Animal Identification of the City of New York (Chinatown Division) 1992
marine animals collected in Chinatown, door, metal cabinet, blue lab coat
Dimensions variable

Mark DION On Tropical Nature Detail 1991 Mixed med...

Mark DION
On Tropical Nature
Detail
1991
Mixed media
55 x 102 x 40 inches; 139.5 x 259 x 101.5 cm

Mark DION On Tropical Nature 1991 Mixed media 55 x...

Mark DION
On Tropical Nature
1991
Mixed media
55 x 102 x 40 inches; 139.5 x 259 x 101.5 cm

Mark DION Blind/Hide—The Mobile Birding Unit...

Mark DION
Blind/Hide—The Mobile Birding Unit
2000
Bird watching unit on the Tijuana River estuary near San Diego
107 x 144 x 107 inches; 274 x 366 x 274 cm

 

Mark DION F.B.I. Tool Bag of Dirty Tricks 1991 Mix...

Mark DION
F.B.I. Tool Bag of Dirty Tricks
1991
Mixed media, Edition of 10
Dimensions variable

Mark DION Polar Bears and Toucans (from Amazonas t...

Mark DION
Polar Bears and Toucans (from Amazonas to Svalbard)
1991
Stuffed toy polar bear, Sony sport cassette player, cassette recorded in Venezuela/Amazonas territory, shipping crate, electrical cord, tar, wash tub
231 x 112 x 75 cm

Mark DION Survival of the Cutest, (Who gets on the...

Mark DION
Survival of the Cutest, (Who gets on the Ark?)
from 'Wheelbarrows of Progress' with William Shefferine
1990
Toy stuffed animals, white enamel on red steel, wood and rubber wheelbarrow
Wheelbarrow: 25 x 27 x 55 1/2 inches, overall: 42x57x43 inches

Mark Dion Deep Time / Disney Time 1990 Antique wri...

Mark Dion
Deep Time / Disney Time
1990
Antique writing table, animated MIckey Mouse
110 x 120 x 130 cm

Mark Dion and William Schefferine Tropical Rainfor...

Mark Dion and William Schefferine
Tropical Rainforest Preserves (Mobile Version) from 'Wheelbarrows of Progress'
1990
Tropical vegetation, soil, stones and enamel wheelbarrow

Mark Dion New England Cabinet of Marine Debris (Ly...

Mark Dion
New England Cabinet of Marine Debris (Lyme Art Colony)
2019
cabinet; wood, glass, metal, assorted marine debris; plastic, rope, ceramics
103 1/2 x 50 5/8 x 25 3/8 in
(TBG 20353)

Mark Dion Lecture - The Trouble with Jellyfish 201...

Mark Dion
Lecture - The Trouble with Jellyfish
2018
mixed media installation
dimensions variable
(TBG 19409)

Mark Dion Nature Morte 2018 Ceramic penguin, tar,...

Mark Dion
Nature Morte
2018
Ceramic penguin, tar, metal bucket, various dime store trinkets and costume jewelry
38 3/4 x 10 7/8 x 10 3/4 inches; 98.4 x 27.6 x 27.3 cm
(TBG 19069)

Mark Dion The Department of Tropical&nbs...

Mark Dion
The Department of Tropical Research: Aquatic and jungle field stations in 2 parts
2017
Mixed media
97 x 168 x 84 inches; 246.4 x 426.7 x 213.4 cm
in 2 parts
(TBG 18445)

Mark Dion The Department of Tropical&nbs...

Mark Dion
The Department of Tropical Research: Aquatic and jungle field stations in 2 parts
2017
Mixed media
97 x 168 x 84 inches; 246.4 x 426.7 x 213.4 cm
in 2 parts
(TBG 18445)

Mark Dion William Beebee Cabinet (DTR) 2017 wood c...

Mark Dion
William Beebee Cabinet (DTR)
2017
wood cabinet, and William Beebee ephemera
114 x 113 x 43 inches; 289.6 x 287 x 109.2 cm (overall)
72 x 113 x 18 inches; 182.9 x 287 x 45.7 cm (upper cabinet)
42 x 113 x 43 inches; 106.7 x 287 x 109.2 cm (lower cabinet)
(TBG 19004)

Mark Dion The Persistent Weeds of Istanbul 2017 mi...

Mark Dion
The Persistent Weeds of Istanbul
2017
mixed media
29 7/8 x 169 1/4 x 4 inches; 75.8 x 430 x 10.2 cm (doors open)
29 7/8 x 84. 5/8 x 4 inches; 75.8 x 215 x 10.2 cm (doors closed)
(TBG 18531)

Mark DION The Library for the Birds of New York 20...

Mark DION
The Library for the Birds of New York
2016
steel, wood, books and birds
138 x 240 inches; 350.5 x 609.6 cm

Mark DION The Library for the Birds of New York 20...

Mark DION
The Library for the Birds of New York
2016
Detail

 

Mark DION The Library for the Birds of New York 20...

Mark DION
The Library for the Birds of New York
2016
Detail

Mark DION Brontosaurus 2016 epoxy resin, tar, wood...

Mark DION
Brontosaurus
2016
epoxy resin, tar, wood and various objects
71 x 75 x 25 inches; 180.3 x 190.5 x 63.5 cm (overall)
42 x 60 x 24 inches; 106.7 x 152.4 x 61 cm (pedestal)

Mark DION Antarctic Landscape in Black and White 2...

Mark DION
Antarctic Landscape in Black and White
2016
Plush Penguin, galvanized pale, tar, various dime store trinkets and costume jewelry
24 x 12 x 12 inches; 61 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm

Mark DION The Phantom Museum (Wonder Workshop) 201...

Mark DION
The Phantom Museum (Wonder Workshop)
2015
walnut cabinet, objects with white glow in the dark paint, black light
102 x 96 x 12 inches; 259.1 x 243.8 x 30.5 cm

Mark DION Cabinet of Marine Debris 2014 cabinet; w...

Mark DION
Cabinet of Marine Debris
2014
cabinet; wood, glass, metal, paint assorted marine debris; plastic, rope
113 x 84 x 32 inches; 287 x 213.4 x 81.3 cm

Mark DION Blood Red Coral 2013 resin and assorted...

Mark DION
Blood Red Coral
2013
resin and assorted objects
33 1/4 x 17 x 9 inches; 84.5 x 43.2 x 22.9 cm

Mark DION Sea Life 2013 book cart, books, prints 7...

Mark DION
Sea Life
2013
book cart, books, prints
79 x 37 x 74 1/2 inches; 200.7 x 94 x 189.2 cm

Mark DION Marine Invertebrates 2013 70 objects in...

Mark DION
Marine Invertebrates
2013
70 objects in glass jars, isopropyl alcohol, glass and wood cabinet
60 x 24 x 59 3/4 inches; 152.4 x 61 x 151.8 cm

Mark DION Mandrillus Sphinx 2012 wood, glass, plas...

Mark DION
Mandrillus Sphinx
2012
wood, glass, plastic, tar, metal, ceramic, paper, cork, ribbon, and string
overall installed dimensions: 69 x 26 1/2 x 50 1/2 inches; 175.3 x 67.3 x 128.3 cm

Mark DION Mandrillus Sphinx Detail 2012 wood, glas...

Mark DION
Mandrillus Sphinx
Detail
2012
wood, glass, plastic, tar, metal, ceramic, paper, cork, ribbon, and string
overall installed dimensions: 69 x 26 1/2 x 50 1/2 inches; 175.3 x 67.3 x 128.3 cm

Mark DION MMXII Western Hemlock, Tsuga Hetereophyl...

Mark DION
MMXII Western Hemlock, Tsuga Hetereophylla, Seattle
2011
wood, hemlock, glue
2 1/4  x 6 1/4  x 6 7/8 inches; 5.7 x 15.9 x 17.5 cm

Mark Dion Travels of William Bartram Reconsidered...

Mark Dion
Travels of William Bartram Reconsidered (alligator cabinet)
2008
found alligators in various media, painted wood and glass cabinet, framed William Bartram reproduction
overall installed dimensions: 73 x 13 x 39 1/2 inches; 185.4 x 33 x 100.3 cm

Mark DION The Octagon Room 2008 mixed media instal...

Mark DION
The Octagon Room
2008
mixed media installation
100 x 330 x 330 inches; 254 x 838.2 x 838.2 cm

Mark DION The Octagon Room 2008 mixed media instal...

Mark DION
The Octagon Room
2008
mixed media installation
100 x 330 x 330 inches; 254 x 838.2 x 838.2 cm

Mark DION Monument for the Birds of Puffin Island...

Mark DION
Monument for the Birds of Puffin Island
2006
taxidermy rats, tar, tree, steel
128 x 84 x 84 inches; 325 x 213.5 x 213.5 cm

Mark DION Monument for the Birds of Puffin Island...

Mark DION
Monument for the Birds of Puffin Island
Detail
2006
taxidermy rats, tar, tree, steel
128 x 84 x 84 inches; 325 x 213.5 x 213.5 cm

Mark DION Costume Bureau 2006 Mixed media 76 x 135...

Mark DION
Costume Bureau
2006
Mixed media
76 x 135 x 39 inches; 193 x 343 x 99 cm

Mark DION The Bureau of Remote Wildlife Surveillan...

Mark DION
The Bureau of Remote Wildlife Surveillance
2006
Mixed media installation including office furniture, photo equipment, maps, bulletin boards, archival boxes and chromogenic prints
dimensions variable

Mark DION The Curiosity Shop Detail 2005 mixed med...

Mark DION
The Curiosity Shop
Detail
2005
mixed media
12 1/2 x 28 x 12 feet; 3.8 x 8.5 x 3.7 meters

Mark DION The Curiosity Shop Detail 2005 mixed med...

Mark DION
The Curiosity Shop
Detail
2005
mixed media
12 1/2 x 28 x 12 feet; 3.8 x 8.5 x 3.7 meters

Mark DION Library for the Birds of Massachusetts 2...

Mark DION
Library for the Birds of Massachusetts
2005
Steel, maple tree, plywood, books, and mixed media
20 x 18 x 20 feet

Mark DION Library for the Birds of Massachusetts D...

Mark DION
Library for the Birds of Massachusetts
Detail
2005
Steel, maple tree, plywood, books, and mixed media
20 x 18 x 20 feet

Mark DION The Collector 2004 Mixed media 48 3/4 x...

Mark DION
The Collector
2004
Mixed media
48 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches, 123.8 x 39.5 cm

Mark Dion Ichthyosaurus 2003 Synthetic Ichthyosaur...

Mark Dion
Ichthyosaurus
2003
Synthetic Ichthyosaurus, backdrop, miscellaneous objects, sand, rocks
approx. 200 x 300 x 300 cm

Installation view South London Gallery, 2005

Mark DION Mobile Bio Type - Jungle 2002 log, soil,...

Mark DION
Mobile Bio Type - Jungle
2002
log, soil, plants, aluminum, tempered glass, wood, rubber and ceramic tile
64 x 30 x 70 inches; 162.5 x 76 x 178 cm

Mark DION Vivarium 2002 Maple log, soil, aluminum,...

Mark DION
Vivarium
2002
Maple log, soil, aluminum, tempered glass, wood and ceramic tile
7 x 5 x 25 feet 213 x 152.5 x 762 cm

Mark DION New England Digs Shelf # 2 2001 Three-sh...

Mark DION
New England Digs Shelf # 2
2001
Three-shelf open unit painted white filled with glass objects; each shelf contains finds from one city (Brockton, New Bedford,  and Providence)
27 x 41 x 4 inches

Mark DION New Bedford Cabinet 2001 Hand built cabi...

Mark DION
New Bedford Cabinet
2001
Hand built cabinets with ash finish, 4 glass topped drawers, 2 glass doors with locks and 3 lower cabinet door finds from New Bedford Dig
104 x 74 x 19 inches

Mark DION Providence Cabinet 2001 Hand built cabin...

Mark DION
Providence Cabinet
2001
Hand built cabinets with mahogany finish, 4 glass topped filled drawers, with finds from Providence Dig
100 x 74 x 19 inches; 254 x 187 x 48 cm

Mark DION The Museum of Poison (Biocide Hall) Deta...

Mark DION
The Museum of Poison (Biocide Hall)
Detail
2000
Wood and glass display cabinets, wooden pedestals, pesticide sprayer, pesticide containers, mounted photographs, plastic sheeting, archival boxes, book, theatrical flat, sand, glass door
Dimensions variable

Mark DION The Museum of Poison (Biocide Hall) 2000...

Mark DION
The Museum of Poison (Biocide Hall)
2000
Wood and glass display cabinets, wooden pedestals, pesticide sprayer, pesticide containers, mounted photographs, plastic sheeting, archival boxes, book, theatrical flat, sand, glass door
Dimensions variable

Mark DION Alexander Wilson - Studio 1999 Wooden st...

Mark DION
Alexander Wilson - Studio
1999
Wooden structure, mixed media
Dimensions variable

Mark DION Landfill 1999-2000 Mixed Media 71.5 x 1...

Mark DION
Landfill
1999-2000
Mixed Media
71.5 x 147.5 x 64 inches

Mark DION Department of Marine Animal Identificati...

Mark DION
Department of Marine Animal Identification of the City of San Francisco (Chinatown Division)
1998/2010
mixed media
dimensions variable

Mark DION Polar Bear (Ursus Maritimus) (III) 1994...

Mark DION
Polar Bear (Ursus Maritimus) (III)
1994
12 black and white photographs and labels, edition of 4, 2 AP
11 x 14 inches each, 16 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches framed

Mark DION Scala Naturae 1994 Stepped plinth, artef...

Mark DION
Scala Naturae
1994
Stepped plinth, artefacts, specimens, taxidermic animals, bust 238 x 100 x 297 cm

Mark DION Concrete Jungle 1992 Taxidermic birds, c...

Mark DION
Concrete Jungle
1992
Taxidermic birds, cardboard boxes, tires, toy truck, wash basin, motor oil canister, chair cushon, rolled carpet, linoleum flooring, wooden crates, aluminum cans, newspaper, plastic bags, containers, cups, bottles, other assorted rubbish
150 x 420 x 130 cm

Mark DION The Department of Marine Animal Identifi...

Mark DION
The Department of Marine Animal Identification of the City of New York (Chinatown Division) 1992
marine animals collected in Chinatown, door, metal cabinet, blue lab coat
Dimensions variable

Mark DION On Tropical Nature Detail 1991 Mixed med...

Mark DION
On Tropical Nature
Detail
1991
Mixed media
55 x 102 x 40 inches; 139.5 x 259 x 101.5 cm

Mark DION On Tropical Nature 1991 Mixed media 55 x...

Mark DION
On Tropical Nature
1991
Mixed media
55 x 102 x 40 inches; 139.5 x 259 x 101.5 cm

Mark DION Blind/Hide—The Mobile Birding Unit...

Mark DION
Blind/Hide—The Mobile Birding Unit
2000
Bird watching unit on the Tijuana River estuary near San Diego
107 x 144 x 107 inches; 274 x 366 x 274 cm

 

Mark DION F.B.I. Tool Bag of Dirty Tricks 1991 Mix...

Mark DION
F.B.I. Tool Bag of Dirty Tricks
1991
Mixed media, Edition of 10
Dimensions variable

Mark DION Polar Bears and Toucans (from Amazonas t...

Mark DION
Polar Bears and Toucans (from Amazonas to Svalbard)
1991
Stuffed toy polar bear, Sony sport cassette player, cassette recorded in Venezuela/Amazonas territory, shipping crate, electrical cord, tar, wash tub
231 x 112 x 75 cm

Mark DION Survival of the Cutest, (Who gets on the...

Mark DION
Survival of the Cutest, (Who gets on the Ark?)
from 'Wheelbarrows of Progress' with William Shefferine
1990
Toy stuffed animals, white enamel on red steel, wood and rubber wheelbarrow
Wheelbarrow: 25 x 27 x 55 1/2 inches, overall: 42x57x43 inches

Mark Dion Deep Time / Disney Time 1990 Antique wri...

Mark Dion
Deep Time / Disney Time
1990
Antique writing table, animated MIckey Mouse
110 x 120 x 130 cm

Mark Dion and William Schefferine Tropical Rainfor...

Mark Dion and William Schefferine
Tropical Rainforest Preserves (Mobile Version) from 'Wheelbarrows of Progress'
1990
Tropical vegetation, soil, stones and enamel wheelbarrow

Outdoor Public Projects
Mark Dion The Field Station of the Melancholy Mari...

Mark Dion
The Field Station of the Melancholy Marine Biologist
2017
mixed media
194 3/4 x 289 1/2 x 108 inches; 494.7 x 735.3 x 274.3 cm
(TBG 18821)

Mark Dion Virginia Curiosity Shop 2017 Assemblage...

Mark Dion
Virginia Curiosity Shop
2017
Assemblage installation in wood frame structure with metal roof
120 x 180 x 288 inches; 304.8 x 457.2 x 731.5 cm
(TBG 18622)
 

Mark Dion The Undisciplined Collector 2014 mixed m...

Mark Dion
The Undisciplined Collector
2014
mixed media installation
approximate dimensions 12 x 8 feet
(TBG 15791)
 

Mark Dion Den 2012 Permanent installation for the...

Mark Dion
Den
2012
Permanent installation for the Norway Tourist Routes Program, Norway

Mark Dion Den 2012 Permanent installation for the...

Mark Dion
Den
2012
Permanent installation for the Norway Tourist Routes Program, Norway

Mark Dion Society of Amateur Ornithologists, 2010...

Mark Dion
Society of Amateur Ornithologists, 2010
Installed at Emscherkunst, 2010
Emscher, Germany

Mark Dion Society of Amateur Ornithologists, 2010...

Mark Dion
Society of Amateur Ornithologists, 2010
Installed at Emscherkunst, 2010
Emscher, Germany

Mark DION The Antiquarian Book Shop 2008 Installat...

Mark DION
The Antiquarian Book Shop
2008
Installation view: Israel Museum Sculpture Garden, Jerusalem
Purchase, New York Contemporary Art Acquisitions Committee of American Friends of the Israel Museum

Mark DION The Antiquarian Book Shop 2008 Installat...

Mark DION
The Antiquarian Book Shop
2008
Installation view: Israel Museum Sculpture Garden, Jerusalem
Purchase, New York Contemporary Art Acquisitions Committee of American Friends of the Israel Museum

Mark DION Neukom Vivarium 2007 Mixed media install...

Mark DION
Neukom Vivarium
2007
Mixed media installation
Greenhuse structure: 80 ft. L overall
Photo: Paul Macapia
Installation view: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Washington 2007
Seattle Art Museum, Gift of Sally and William Neukom, American Express Company, Seattle Garden Club, Mark Torrance Foundation and Committee of 33, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum.

Mark DION Neukom Vivarium 2007 Mixed media install...

Mark DION
Neukom Vivarium
2007
Mixed media installation
Greenhuse structure: 80 ft. L overall
Photo: Paul Macapia
Installation view: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Washington 2007
Seattle Art Museum, Gift of Sally and William Neukom, American Express Company, Seattle Garden Club, Mark Torrance Foundation and Committee of 33, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum.

Mark DION Neukom Vivarium 2007 Mixed media install...

Mark DION
Neukom Vivarium
2007
Mixed media installation
Greenhuse structure: 80 ft. L overall
Photo: Paul Macapia
Installation view: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Washington 2007
Seattle Art Museum, Gift of Sally and William Neukom, American Express Company, Seattle Garden Club, Mark Torrance Foundation and Committee of 33, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum.

Mark Dion Dundee Bear Broch 2005 Camperdown Wildli...

Mark Dion
Dundee Bear Broch
2005
Camperdown Wildlife Park, Dundee, Scotland

Mark Dion Dundee Bear Broch 2005 Camperdown Wildli...

Mark Dion
Dundee Bear Broch
2005
Camperdown Wildlife Park, Dundee, Scotland

Mark DION Urban Wildlife Observation Unit 2002 Mul...

Mark DION
Urban Wildlife Observation Unit
2002
Multi-media installation
Installation view Target Art in the Park, Madison Square Park, New York City, 2002
Organized by The Public Art Fund on behalf of the City Parks Foundation

Mark DION Urban Wildlife Observation Unit 2002 Mul...

Mark DION
Urban Wildlife Observation Unit
2002
Multi-media installation
Installation view Target Art in the Park, Madison Square Park, New York City, 2002
Organized by The Public Art Fund on behalf of the City Parks Foundation

Mark Dion The Field Station of the Melancholy Mari...

Mark Dion
The Field Station of the Melancholy Marine Biologist
2017
mixed media
194 3/4 x 289 1/2 x 108 inches; 494.7 x 735.3 x 274.3 cm
(TBG 18821)

Mark Dion Virginia Curiosity Shop 2017 Assemblage...

Mark Dion
Virginia Curiosity Shop
2017
Assemblage installation in wood frame structure with metal roof
120 x 180 x 288 inches; 304.8 x 457.2 x 731.5 cm
(TBG 18622)
 

Mark Dion The Undisciplined Collector 2014 mixed m...

Mark Dion
The Undisciplined Collector
2014
mixed media installation
approximate dimensions 12 x 8 feet
(TBG 15791)
 

Mark Dion Den 2012 Permanent installation for the...

Mark Dion
Den
2012
Permanent installation for the Norway Tourist Routes Program, Norway

Mark Dion Den 2012 Permanent installation for the...

Mark Dion
Den
2012
Permanent installation for the Norway Tourist Routes Program, Norway

Mark Dion Society of Amateur Ornithologists, 2010...

Mark Dion
Society of Amateur Ornithologists, 2010
Installed at Emscherkunst, 2010
Emscher, Germany

Mark Dion Society of Amateur Ornithologists, 2010...

Mark Dion
Society of Amateur Ornithologists, 2010
Installed at Emscherkunst, 2010
Emscher, Germany

Mark DION The Antiquarian Book Shop 2008 Installat...

Mark DION
The Antiquarian Book Shop
2008
Installation view: Israel Museum Sculpture Garden, Jerusalem
Purchase, New York Contemporary Art Acquisitions Committee of American Friends of the Israel Museum

Mark DION The Antiquarian Book Shop 2008 Installat...

Mark DION
The Antiquarian Book Shop
2008
Installation view: Israel Museum Sculpture Garden, Jerusalem
Purchase, New York Contemporary Art Acquisitions Committee of American Friends of the Israel Museum

Mark DION Neukom Vivarium 2007 Mixed media install...

Mark DION
Neukom Vivarium
2007
Mixed media installation
Greenhuse structure: 80 ft. L overall
Photo: Paul Macapia
Installation view: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Washington 2007
Seattle Art Museum, Gift of Sally and William Neukom, American Express Company, Seattle Garden Club, Mark Torrance Foundation and Committee of 33, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum.

Mark DION Neukom Vivarium 2007 Mixed media install...

Mark DION
Neukom Vivarium
2007
Mixed media installation
Greenhuse structure: 80 ft. L overall
Photo: Paul Macapia
Installation view: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Washington 2007
Seattle Art Museum, Gift of Sally and William Neukom, American Express Company, Seattle Garden Club, Mark Torrance Foundation and Committee of 33, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum.

Mark DION Neukom Vivarium 2007 Mixed media install...

Mark DION
Neukom Vivarium
2007
Mixed media installation
Greenhuse structure: 80 ft. L overall
Photo: Paul Macapia
Installation view: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Washington 2007
Seattle Art Museum, Gift of Sally and William Neukom, American Express Company, Seattle Garden Club, Mark Torrance Foundation and Committee of 33, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum.

Mark Dion Dundee Bear Broch 2005 Camperdown Wildli...

Mark Dion
Dundee Bear Broch
2005
Camperdown Wildlife Park, Dundee, Scotland

Mark Dion Dundee Bear Broch 2005 Camperdown Wildli...

Mark Dion
Dundee Bear Broch
2005
Camperdown Wildlife Park, Dundee, Scotland

Mark DION Urban Wildlife Observation Unit 2002 Mul...

Mark DION
Urban Wildlife Observation Unit
2002
Multi-media installation
Installation view Target Art in the Park, Madison Square Park, New York City, 2002
Organized by The Public Art Fund on behalf of the City Parks Foundation

Mark DION Urban Wildlife Observation Unit 2002 Mul...

Mark DION
Urban Wildlife Observation Unit
2002
Multi-media installation
Installation view Target Art in the Park, Madison Square Park, New York City, 2002
Organized by The Public Art Fund on behalf of the City Parks Foundation

Works on Paper and Prints
Mark DION Balboa Park Centennial Pavilion 2012 col...

Mark DION
Balboa Park Centennial Pavilion
2012
colored pencil on paper in five parts
overall dimensions: 35 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches; 90.2 cm

Mark DION Balboa Park Centennial Pavilion 2012 col...

Mark DION
Balboa Park Centennial Pavilion
2012
colored pencil on paper in five parts
overall dimensions: 35 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches; 90.2 cm
 

Mark DION 300 Million Years of Flight 2012 Silkscr...

Mark DION
300 Million Years of Flight
2012
Silkscreen on paper
32 1/4 x 26 inches; 81.9 x 66 cm
Edition of 30, 6 APs

Mark DION Presidio Cabinet 2012 colored pencil on...

Mark DION
Presidio Cabinet
2012
colored pencil on paper
9 x 12 inches; 22.9 x 30.5 cm (unframed)
13 x 15 3/8 inches; 33 x 39.1 cm (framed)

Mark DION Cosmology 2012 colored pencil on paper 5...

Mark DION
Cosmology
2012
colored pencil on paper
5 x 7 inches; 12.7 x 17.8 cm (unframed)
9 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches; 23.5 x 29.2 cm (framed)

Mark DION Mildred's Lane 2011 woodcut on paper...

Mark DION
Mildred's Lane
2011
woodcut on paper
15 x 11 inches; 38.1 x 27.9 cm (unframed)
15 5/8 x 12 inches; 39.7 x 30.5 c m (framed)
Edition of 20; 6 AP

Mark DION Oceanomania 2011 2-color photopolymer et...

Mark DION
Oceanomania
2011
2-color photopolymer etching on magnami pescia paper
13 x 16 inches; 33 x 40.6 cm unframed
Edition of 27; 2 APs

Mark DION Tree Scheme 2009 plate lithograph 16 5/8...

Mark DION
Tree Scheme
2009
plate lithograph
16 5/8 x 13 3/8 inches; 42.2 x 34 cm (unframed)
18 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches; 47.6 x 37.5 cm (framed)
edition of 60; 10 APs

Mark DION Herbarium 2007-2011 Hand painted acrylic...

Mark DION
Herbarium
2007-2011
Hand painted acrylic wash, spitbite aquatint, à la poupée photogravure, with hand applied letterpress labels and stamps in 7 parts plus colophon in bleach stained folio
16 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches; 41.9 x 29.2 cm (unframed prints and colophon)
18 x 13 1/8 inches; 45.7 x 33.3 cm (portfolio)

Mark DION Giraffe 2007 colored pencil on paper 12...

Mark DION
Giraffe
2007
colored pencil on paper
12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches; 32 x 24 cm (framed)
8 x 5 1/2 inches; 20.5 x 14 cm (unframed)

Mark DION The Antiquarian Bookshop 2007 colored pe...

Mark DION
The Antiquarian Bookshop
2007
colored pencil on paper in two parts
overall dimensions: 23 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches; 59.1 x 43.8 cm

Mark DION The Antiquarian Bookshop 2007 colored pe...

Mark DION
The Antiquarian Bookshop
2007
colored pencil on paper in two parts
overall dimensions: 23 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches; 59.1 x 43.8 cm

Mark DION The Octagon Room 2007 colored pencil on...

Mark DION
The Octagon Room
2007
colored pencil on paper
10 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches; 27.5 x 32.5 cm (image)
14 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches; 37.5 x 42 cm (framed)

Mark DION Polar bears and toucans 2006 colored pen...

Mark DION
Polar bears and toucans
2006
colored pencil on paper
11 1/2 x 8 inches; 29 x 20.5 cm (unframed)
15 1/2 x 12 inches; 39.5 x 30.5 cm (framed)

Mark DION The Mobile Gull Appreciation Unit 2006 c...

Mark DION
The Mobile Gull Appreciation Unit
2006
colored pencil on paper
12 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches 31.1 x 39.4 cm (framed)
8 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches; 21 x 29 cm (unframed)

Mark DION Dept. of Cryptozoology 2006 collage on p...

Mark DION
Dept. of Cryptozoology
2006
collage on paper
14 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches; 36 x 29.25 cm (framed)

Mark DION New England Digs 2006 silkscreen and pho...

Mark DION
New England Digs
2006
silkscreen and photo-etching in 3 parts
each: 23 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches; 59 x 49 cm (framed)
Edition of 20

Mark DION Monument for the Birds of Puffin Island...

Mark DION
Monument for the Birds of Puffin Island
2006
ink on paper
16 x 11 inches; 40.5 x 28 cm (framed)

Mark DION Mobile Ranger Library - Komodo National...

Mark DION
Mobile Ranger Library - Komodo National Park
2005
colored pencil on paper
11 x 14 inches; 28 x 35.5 cm (unframed)
12 5/8 x 17 1/8 inches; 32.1 x 43.5 cm (framed)

Mark DION Theatrum Anatomicum (8 Parts) 2005 color...

Mark DION
Theatrum Anatomicum
(8 Parts)
2005
colored pencil and collage on paper in 8 parts
overall installed dimensions: 15 x 92 1/2 inches; 38.1 x 235 cm
each: 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches; 37 x 24 cm (framed)

Mark DION Bureau of the Centre for the Study of Su...

Mark DION
Bureau of the Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacy
2004
collage on board
18 x 23 inches; 45.7 x 58.4 cm (framed)

Mark DION Ichthyosaurus 2003 Pencil and colored pe...

Mark DION
Ichthyosaurus
2003
Pencil and colored pencil on paper
14 x 12 inches; 35.6 x 30.5 cm (framed)
11 1/4 x 9 inches; 28.6 x 22.9 cm (unframed)

Mark DION New England Digs 2001 Colored pencil on...

Mark DION
New England Digs
2001
Colored pencil on paper
9 x 12 inches; 23 x 30.5 cm

Mark DION Typical Avian Topography/Chart I 2000 si...

Mark DION
Typical Avian Topography/Chart I
2000
silkscreen on paper Edition with 20 AP
23 1/4 x 33 1/4 inches; 59.1 x 84.5 cm (framed)
20 1/2 x 30 1/2 inches; 52.1 x 77.5 cm (unframed)
AP 15

Mark DION / Alexis ROCKMAN Urban Food Web 1996 sil...

Mark DION / Alexis ROCKMAN
Urban Food Web
1996
silkscreen
17 x 22 inches; 43 x 56 cm (image)
27 1/4 x 32 1/4 inches (frame)
Edition of 75; 6 AP

Mark DION Study for Wexner Center, Wunderkammer 19...

Mark DION
Study for Wexner Center, Wunderkammer
1996
pencil on paper
14 x 17 inches; 35.5 x 43 cm (framed)

Mark DION Dodo 1995 silkscreen on paper 24 x 14 in...

Mark DION
Dodo
1995
silkscreen on paper
24 x 14 inches (unframed)
Edition of 35

Mark DION Scala Naturae 1993 photostat on paper 36...

Mark DION
Scala Naturae
1993
photostat on paper
36 x 29 inches; 91.5 x 74 cm (framed)
Edition of 2

Mark DION Headquarters - Chicago Urban Ecology Act...

Mark DION
Headquarters - Chicago Urban Ecology Action Group
1993
Blueprint
17 1/2  x 23 1/2 inches; 44.5 x 59.7 cm (unframed)
21 1/4 x 26 3/4 inches; 54 x 67.9 cm (framed)
Edition of 15
 

Mark DION Conquistadors, 1492 - 1992 1992 Blueprin...

Mark DION
Conquistadors, 1492 - 1992
1992
Blueprint
18 x 23 1/2 inches (unframed)
19 3/4 x 26 1/4 inches; 50.2 x 66.7 cm (framed)
Edition of 10

Mark DION Frankenstein in the Age of Biotechnology...

Mark DION
Frankenstein in the Age of Biotechnology
1991
ink on newsprint
28 1/2 x 49 inches; 72.5 x 124.5 cm (framed)
Edition of 30; 10 AP

Mark DION / William SCHEFFERINE Biodiversity Insta...

Mark DION / William SCHEFFERINE
Biodiversity Installation for the Wexner Center
1990
Pencil, colored pencil and collage on paper

Mark DION Balboa Park Centennial Pavilion 2012 col...

Mark DION
Balboa Park Centennial Pavilion
2012
colored pencil on paper in five parts
overall dimensions: 35 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches; 90.2 cm

Mark DION Balboa Park Centennial Pavilion 2012 col...

Mark DION
Balboa Park Centennial Pavilion
2012
colored pencil on paper in five parts
overall dimensions: 35 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches; 90.2 cm
 

Mark DION 300 Million Years of Flight 2012 Silkscr...

Mark DION
300 Million Years of Flight
2012
Silkscreen on paper
32 1/4 x 26 inches; 81.9 x 66 cm
Edition of 30, 6 APs

Mark DION Presidio Cabinet 2012 colored pencil on...

Mark DION
Presidio Cabinet
2012
colored pencil on paper
9 x 12 inches; 22.9 x 30.5 cm (unframed)
13 x 15 3/8 inches; 33 x 39.1 cm (framed)

Mark DION Cosmology 2012 colored pencil on paper 5...

Mark DION
Cosmology
2012
colored pencil on paper
5 x 7 inches; 12.7 x 17.8 cm (unframed)
9 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches; 23.5 x 29.2 cm (framed)

Mark DION Mildred's Lane 2011 woodcut on paper...

Mark DION
Mildred's Lane
2011
woodcut on paper
15 x 11 inches; 38.1 x 27.9 cm (unframed)
15 5/8 x 12 inches; 39.7 x 30.5 c m (framed)
Edition of 20; 6 AP

Mark DION Oceanomania 2011 2-color photopolymer et...

Mark DION
Oceanomania
2011
2-color photopolymer etching on magnami pescia paper
13 x 16 inches; 33 x 40.6 cm unframed
Edition of 27; 2 APs

Mark DION Tree Scheme 2009 plate lithograph 16 5/8...

Mark DION
Tree Scheme
2009
plate lithograph
16 5/8 x 13 3/8 inches; 42.2 x 34 cm (unframed)
18 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches; 47.6 x 37.5 cm (framed)
edition of 60; 10 APs

Mark DION Herbarium 2007-2011 Hand painted acrylic...

Mark DION
Herbarium
2007-2011
Hand painted acrylic wash, spitbite aquatint, à la poupée photogravure, with hand applied letterpress labels and stamps in 7 parts plus colophon in bleach stained folio
16 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches; 41.9 x 29.2 cm (unframed prints and colophon)
18 x 13 1/8 inches; 45.7 x 33.3 cm (portfolio)

Mark DION Giraffe 2007 colored pencil on paper 12...

Mark DION
Giraffe
2007
colored pencil on paper
12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches; 32 x 24 cm (framed)
8 x 5 1/2 inches; 20.5 x 14 cm (unframed)

Mark DION The Antiquarian Bookshop 2007 colored pe...

Mark DION
The Antiquarian Bookshop
2007
colored pencil on paper in two parts
overall dimensions: 23 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches; 59.1 x 43.8 cm

Mark DION The Antiquarian Bookshop 2007 colored pe...

Mark DION
The Antiquarian Bookshop
2007
colored pencil on paper in two parts
overall dimensions: 23 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches; 59.1 x 43.8 cm

Mark DION The Octagon Room 2007 colored pencil on...

Mark DION
The Octagon Room
2007
colored pencil on paper
10 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches; 27.5 x 32.5 cm (image)
14 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches; 37.5 x 42 cm (framed)

Mark DION Polar bears and toucans 2006 colored pen...

Mark DION
Polar bears and toucans
2006
colored pencil on paper
11 1/2 x 8 inches; 29 x 20.5 cm (unframed)
15 1/2 x 12 inches; 39.5 x 30.5 cm (framed)

Mark DION The Mobile Gull Appreciation Unit 2006 c...

Mark DION
The Mobile Gull Appreciation Unit
2006
colored pencil on paper
12 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches 31.1 x 39.4 cm (framed)
8 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches; 21 x 29 cm (unframed)

Mark DION Dept. of Cryptozoology 2006 collage on p...

Mark DION
Dept. of Cryptozoology
2006
collage on paper
14 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches; 36 x 29.25 cm (framed)

Mark DION New England Digs 2006 silkscreen and pho...

Mark DION
New England Digs
2006
silkscreen and photo-etching in 3 parts
each: 23 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches; 59 x 49 cm (framed)
Edition of 20

Mark DION Monument for the Birds of Puffin Island...

Mark DION
Monument for the Birds of Puffin Island
2006
ink on paper
16 x 11 inches; 40.5 x 28 cm (framed)

Mark DION Mobile Ranger Library - Komodo National...

Mark DION
Mobile Ranger Library - Komodo National Park
2005
colored pencil on paper
11 x 14 inches; 28 x 35.5 cm (unframed)
12 5/8 x 17 1/8 inches; 32.1 x 43.5 cm (framed)

Mark DION Theatrum Anatomicum (8 Parts) 2005 color...

Mark DION
Theatrum Anatomicum
(8 Parts)
2005
colored pencil and collage on paper in 8 parts
overall installed dimensions: 15 x 92 1/2 inches; 38.1 x 235 cm
each: 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches; 37 x 24 cm (framed)

Mark DION Bureau of the Centre for the Study of Su...

Mark DION
Bureau of the Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacy
2004
collage on board
18 x 23 inches; 45.7 x 58.4 cm (framed)

Mark DION Ichthyosaurus 2003 Pencil and colored pe...

Mark DION
Ichthyosaurus
2003
Pencil and colored pencil on paper
14 x 12 inches; 35.6 x 30.5 cm (framed)
11 1/4 x 9 inches; 28.6 x 22.9 cm (unframed)

Mark DION New England Digs 2001 Colored pencil on...

Mark DION
New England Digs
2001
Colored pencil on paper
9 x 12 inches; 23 x 30.5 cm

Mark DION Typical Avian Topography/Chart I 2000 si...

Mark DION
Typical Avian Topography/Chart I
2000
silkscreen on paper Edition with 20 AP
23 1/4 x 33 1/4 inches; 59.1 x 84.5 cm (framed)
20 1/2 x 30 1/2 inches; 52.1 x 77.5 cm (unframed)
AP 15

Mark DION / Alexis ROCKMAN Urban Food Web 1996 sil...

Mark DION / Alexis ROCKMAN
Urban Food Web
1996
silkscreen
17 x 22 inches; 43 x 56 cm (image)
27 1/4 x 32 1/4 inches (frame)
Edition of 75; 6 AP

Mark DION Study for Wexner Center, Wunderkammer 19...

Mark DION
Study for Wexner Center, Wunderkammer
1996
pencil on paper
14 x 17 inches; 35.5 x 43 cm (framed)

Mark DION Dodo 1995 silkscreen on paper 24 x 14 in...

Mark DION
Dodo
1995
silkscreen on paper
24 x 14 inches (unframed)
Edition of 35

Mark DION Scala Naturae 1993 photostat on paper 36...

Mark DION
Scala Naturae
1993
photostat on paper
36 x 29 inches; 91.5 x 74 cm (framed)
Edition of 2

Mark DION Headquarters - Chicago Urban Ecology Act...

Mark DION
Headquarters - Chicago Urban Ecology Action Group
1993
Blueprint
17 1/2  x 23 1/2 inches; 44.5 x 59.7 cm (unframed)
21 1/4 x 26 3/4 inches; 54 x 67.9 cm (framed)
Edition of 15
 

Mark DION Conquistadors, 1492 - 1992 1992 Blueprin...

Mark DION
Conquistadors, 1492 - 1992
1992
Blueprint
18 x 23 1/2 inches (unframed)
19 3/4 x 26 1/4 inches; 50.2 x 66.7 cm (framed)
Edition of 10

Mark DION Frankenstein in the Age of Biotechnology...

Mark DION
Frankenstein in the Age of Biotechnology
1991
ink on newsprint
28 1/2 x 49 inches; 72.5 x 124.5 cm (framed)
Edition of 30; 10 AP

Mark DION / William SCHEFFERINE Biodiversity Insta...

Mark DION / William SCHEFFERINE
Biodiversity Installation for the Wexner Center
1990
Pencil, colored pencil and collage on paper

Biography

Mark Dion was born in 1961 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He initially studied in 1981-2 at the Hartford Art School of the University of Hartford in Connecticut, which awarded him a BFA (1986) and honorary doctorate in 2002. From 1983 to 1984 he attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and then the prestigious Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study Program (1984-1985). He is an Honorary Fellow of Falmouth University in the UK (2014), and has an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (Ph.D.) from The Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia (2015).

Dion’s work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. The job of the artist, he says, is to go against the grain of dominant culture, to challenge perception and convention. Appropriating archaeological, field ecology and other scientific methods of collecting, ordering, and exhibiting objects, Dion creates works that question the distinctions between ‘objective’ (‘rational’) scientific methods and ‘subjective’ (‘irrational’) influences. The artist’s spectacular and often fantastical curiosity cabinets, modeled on Wunderkammen of the 16th and 17th Century, exalt atypical orderings of objects and specimens. Dion also frequently collaborates with museums of natural history, aquariums, zoos and other institutions mandated to produce public knowledge on the topic of nature. By locating the roots of environmental politics and public policy in the construction of knowledge about nature, Mark Dion questions the objectivity and authoritative role of the scientific voice in contemporary society, tracking how pseudo-science, social agendas and ideology creep into public discourse and knowledge production.

Dion has received numerous awards, including the ninth annual Larry Aldrich Foundation Award (2001) The Joan Mitchell Foundation Award (2007) and the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Lucida Art Award (2008).  He has had major exhibitions at the Miami Art Museum (2006); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2004); Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2003); Tate Gallery, London (1999), and the British Museum of Natural History in London (2007). “Neukom Vivarium” (2006), a permanent outdoor installation and learning lab for the Olympic Sculpture Park, was commissioned by the Seattle Art Museum. Dion produced a major permanent commission, ‘OCEANOMANIA: Souvenirs of Mysterious Seas’ for the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco. In 2016 Dion and his curatorial collaborator Sarina Basta produced the large scale exhibition, ExtraNaturel: Voyage initiatique dans la collection des Beaux-Arts de Paris, at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Mark Dion is co-director of Mildred's Lane an innovative visual art education and residency program in Beach Lake, Pennsylvania.

For over two decades Dion has worked in the public realm in a wide range of scales, from architecture projects to print interventions in newspapers. Some of his large-scale pubic project include "The Amateur Ornithologist Clubhouse" a Captain Nemo-like interior constructed in a vast gas tank in Essen, Germany, and "Den" a large-scale folly in Norway's mountainous landscape which feature a massive sculpture of a sleeping bear in a cave, resting on a hill of material culture form the neolithic to the present. Dion has also produced large scale permanent commissions for Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany, the Montevideo Biannale in Uruguay, The Rose Art Museum, Johns Hopkins University and the Port of Los Angeles.

Notable solo exhibitions include Mark Dion: Follies, at Storm King Sculpture Park (2019), Theatre of the Natural World at the Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018), Misadventures of a 21st Century Naturalist at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (2017), Mark Dion: The Academy of Things at The Academy of Fine Arts Design in Dresden, Germany (2014), The Macabre Treasury at Museum Het Domein in Sittard, The Netherlands (2013), Oceanomania: Souvenirs of Mysterious Seas at Musée Océanographique de Monaco and Nouveau Musée National de Monaco / Villa Paloma in Monaco (2011), The Marvelous Museum: A Mark Dion Project at Oakland Museum of California (2010-11), Systema Metropolis at Natural History Museum, London (2007), The South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit at Miami Art Museum (2006), Rescue Archaeology, a project for the Museum of Modern Art (2004), and his renowned Tate Thames Dig at the Tate Gallery in London (1999). Born in Massachusetts in 1961, Dion currently lives and works in Copake, New York .

Dion lives with his wife and frequent collaborator Dana Sherwood in Copake, NY and works worldwide.

Exhibitions
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