Item description for Mark Dion: Polar Bear (Ursus Maritimus) by Mark Dion...
Herewith in this very particular document please find carefully labeled photographs of stuffed polar bears in settings that imitate their natural environments. Witness close-up shots of the Eisbar at the Hessiches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt; the Isbjarnen at the Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, Stockholm; l'Ours Blanc at the Mus e de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris; and many, many more.
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Mark Dion was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1961. Since 1985, his work has been presented internationally, including at the Reina SofIa, Madrid; Kunsthalle Zurich; De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam; Bonner Kunstverein; the 47th Venice Biennale; the Vancouver Art Gallery; Hamburg Kunstverein; and the Wexner Center for the Arts. Dion is the recipient of the 2001 Larry Aldrich Foundation Award. He lives and works in Beach Lake, Pennsylvania.