The Young Entomologists, 2019


Two-color lithograph

11.00 x 10.00 in

27.9 x 25.4 cm

Edition of 30

Signed and numbered by the artist.

PRICE: $900
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    About The Work

    Mark Dion is a serious collector of the natural world. His work as an artist pursues fieldwork with integrity and humor, emulating the tradition of the nineteenth-century naturalists who moved the laboratory outside to study living ecosystems in a more comprehensive way. Dion’s twenty-first-century version of fieldwork similarly involves close observation and specimen collecting, shadowing the methods and obsessions of an early explorer. Dion is quick to acknowledge that he is not a trained scientist; rather, he is an engaged naturalist who exhibits an ardent curiosity in the workings of the natural world. His broad exploration of how specimens are collected and classified by museums and zoological centers results in his own fantastic collections of curiosity, while raising questions about how natural history is understood in the western world. In this sense, his work as an artist mimics how institutions build knowledge, through the collecting, ordering, and preservation of things.

    Courtesy of Tamarind Institute

    About Mark Dion

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    • Collaborating Printers: proofed to a bon á tirer by Master Printer Valpuri Remling; edition printed by Apprentice Printer Perry Obee

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