Perilous Adventures Field Apparatus, 2019

Mixed Media

A portfolio of 18 two-color lithographs and a two-color colophon inventory, contained within a printed box constructed of Spanish Cedar, lined with Kitakata paper.

6.00 x 6.00 in

15.2 x 15.2 cm

Edition of 30

Signed and numbered by the artist.


About The Work

The portfolio Mark Dion recently produced with Tamarind was part of his western adventures through Texas, an extension of the two-year project hosted by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, titled The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark Dion (Feb 8-May 17, 2020). For the Amon Carter project, Dion retraced the footsteps of several nineteenth-century explorers through Texas. His process digs into the oddities and the mundane, the vernacular and the overlooked specimens of culture. The project with Tamarind assembles 19 lithographs in a small wooden box, a tribute to the collecting tools and instruments that these explorers might have used. The Tamarind portfolio, titled Perilous Adventures Field Apparatus, was created in response to the Texas project, and included in the Amon Carter’s site-specific exhibition. Dion’s hand-drawn tools assemble a wry and endearing collection of the early explorer’s analog tool kit.

Courtesy of Tamarind Institute

About Mark Dion

From The Magazine

  • Collaborating Printers: Apprentice Printer Mike Feijen, and Tamarind Master Printer Valpuri Remling, assisted by Apprentice Printer Perry Obee

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