Colored pencil over graphite pencil on wove paper.
frame: 10 1/2 x 12 1/16 x 1 inches and frame: 12 5/16 x 10 1/2 x 1 inches
Purchased on the Manley Family Fund.
Mark Dion gained international reputation in the 1980s for his large, site-specific installations filled with materials he gathers, categorizes, and displays with the care of an archeologist or anthropologist. He plans his projects with detailed drawings such as the present ones, which are related to an installation now in the collection of the Israel Museum. The final work is a life-size bookshop sculpture referencing a typical New England book shack - a work that reflects Dionʼs obsession with books. The function of the drawings is instructional and documentary as they are meant to convey information for the assistants who will make the installation.