Eric Doeringer: The Rip-Off Artist
Eric Doeringer made his name as a contemporary art bootlegger, knocking off famous works and artists -- John Currin, Maurizio Cattelan, Donald Judd, Jeff Wall, Glenn Ligon -- in miniature, and then selling on the sidewalk, usually near the Chelsea galleries that represented them, as so much tourist tchotke (think fake Rolexes for the culturally astute.)
With "Survey," now showing at No Foundation (previously, or maybe still known as Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects), Doeringer takes a very good one-liner and makes it full-blown comic narrative. All summer, Doeringer is knocking off, with exacting precision, major works by conceptualism's big dogs -- John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, Sol Lewitt, Charles Ray, Lawrence Weiner, Andy Warhol (argue if you like, but he counts) -- and their direct descendants, like appropriationist Richard Prince and huckster Damien Hirst. Moreover, he's laying claim to them as his own, putting conceptualism's anti-object, idea-driven ethos to the test. A riot. Read about it here.
Empire (After Andy Warhol)
Untitled (Cowboy Series) (After Richard Prince)
A Painting That Is Its Own Documentation (after John Baldessari)
All My Clothes (After Charles Ray)
Spot Painting (after Damien Hirst)