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Polar Bear (Ursus Maritimus) (III)
Medium: 12 Black and white photographs and labels, edition of 4, 2 AP (framed)
Dimensions: 28x36 cm each (unframed)
Year created: 1994-2002
Location: New York
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Polar Bear (Ursus Maritimus) (III) Mark Dion

Mark travels and collaborates widely with scientists, museums and other artists to explore aspects of biology, archaeology and ethnography. Mark investigates historical methods of representing and organising the world – mimicking traditional museum displays by including species classifications in Latin. He is known for incorporating biology and science into his art – and here the effect is surprising and witty.


Mark Dion

Mark divides his time between New York and Pennsylvania. He studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York, took part in the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Programme, then graduated from the University of Hartford School of Art in 1986. Mark received the Larry Aldrich Foundation Award in 2001, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in 2005, and the Lucelia Award from the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in 2008.