articulated pigeon skeleton coated - with tar, mounted on a wooden crate - 7 x 4 x 5.25 inches, 17.5 x 10 x 13 cm (pigeon) - 40 x 12 x 13.5 inches, 101 x 31 x 34 cm (crate) - Signed and numbered edition of 8, plus 2 artists proofs.
Mark Dion is an installation artist from the United States, famous for his focus on scientific subject matter. He uses scientific and archaeological methods while collecting the objects he uses for his installations. His works also order and exhibit these objects in such a way that the distinctions between the rational methods of science and the irrational influences of the subjective are questioned. Some of his works have been seen as similar to sixteenth century curiosity cabinets; the Wunderkabinetts which featured an array of fantastic and unusual collections of specimens. One example of this type of his work is “The Curiosity Shop” 2005. It is a large, 12 foot by 28 foot mixed media installation work featuring dozens of objects from his personal, admittedly “eccentric collections” purchased while visiting “flea markets, yard sales, and junk stores”. Mark Dion received his BFA in 1986 and an honorary doctorate from the School of Art at the University of Hartford, Connecticut in 2003. Some of his major exhibitions have been in New York, Miami, Seattle, Connecticut and London. Less
Mark Dion is an installation artist from the United States, famous for his focus on scientific subject matter. He uses scientific and archaeological methods while collecting the objects he uses for his installations. His works also order and exhibit More
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