Mark Dion - Editions Southampton New York Saturday, June 25, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    "In consultation with the staff of the zoo in Belize, Mark Dion has designed a series of ten signs to serve as guides to the animals housed there. A newly reorganized, English-speaking democracy in Central America, Belize is rich with rainforests and wildlife. The zoo, as Dion explains in an accompanying statement, is dedicated to celebrating and preserving the country’s animal population, and accordingly, the signs are both instructive and cautionary. Both the Spanish and the English names are supplied for each animal and together with standard 'naturalistic' line drawings, matched with less familiar Mayan representations, they serve as surprisingly simple and effective reminders of whose culture the zoo belongs to, and how varied are the means of representing its contents..." - James Lewis, "Mark Dion with William Schefferine", Artforum, September 1990

119

Morelet's Crocodile Project for the Belize Zoo

1989
Screenprinted aluminum sign.
16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)

Estimate
$500 - 700 

Sold for $1,386

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Editions Southampton

New York Auction 25 June 2022