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Mark Dion’s Urban Wildlife Observation Unit, Field Guide to the Wildlife of Madison Square Park, July 11–October 31, 2002, a Project of the Public Art Fund
  • Mark Dion
    born 1961
    born: New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
  • Mark Dion’s Urban Wildlife Observation Unit, Field Guide to the Wildlife of Madison Square Park, July 11–October 31, 2002, a Project of the Public Art Fund, 2002
  • Where object was made: United States
  • offset lithograph
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 14.5 x 10.8 x 0.7 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 11/16 x 4 1/4 x 1/4 in
  • Gift of the artist
  • On view: Kemper Balcony, 408, W1
  • 2015.0161
Label Text
Literature
Exhibitions

Exhibition Label:
"Big Botany: Conversations with the Plant World", 27-Mar-2018
Mark Dion’s artistic activities often take the form of large installations and site-specific commissions. As an interpretative strategy, Dion frequently creates informational texts and illustrations to accompany his projects in small artist’s books that are printed in the format of traditional field guides. This selection gives an overview of Dion’s many areas of activity, as well as his overarching interest in finding avenues between art and science, in this case by blurring the boundaries of artist’s books, technical manuals, and field guides.