arte Santander
solo show featuring Eric Doeringer

Booth #26

Run Dates: July 20th - July 24th, 2011
Opening Date: Wednesday July 20th 5pm-11pm VIP Preview
Location: Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos
Directions: Avda del Stadium s/n 39005 Santander. Spain

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{CTS} creative thriftshop is proud to have been selected as the only American gallery exhibiting at the 20th anniversary presentation of arte Santander art fair from July 20- July 24th in Cantabria, Spain.

The jury invitation for a solo presentation went to New York's infamous bootlegger Eric Doeringer entitled THE ART SHOP | SHOP ART THE. Throughout the exhibition we aim to examine the notion of value in the art market through a selection of deceptively simple, well-known works from modern and conceptual giants.

Eric is best know for his "Bootleg" series (2001-2010) - darling knock-offs, mainly on canvas, which depict some of the art markets "greatest hits" and draw from a list of names familiar to anyone who has recently picked up an art periodical. You may have seen Doeringer dragging a suitcase or two along Chelsea's gallery row in New York or set up outside of the latest hot art fair. Regardless, it is fairly likely that you or someone you know owns a Doeringer. It is just about the only way an art collector of average means would ever get his or her hands on a highly prized Richard Prince Nurse or a Damien Hirst Spot Painting. On view will be a dizzing array from the series over ten years of work it will be the largest installation of the series.

In addition we will feature Doeringer’s latest works from several conceptual artist of the 60s and 70s. these include works inspired by On Kawara, Ed Ruscha, John Baldessari, Charles Ray, and Sol Le Witt. Each of these artist believed in the `idea' over the physical manifestation of their artwork,” says Doeringer. “There’s no physical difference between a ‘Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing’ that I’ve made and one that’s been drawn by the official draftsmen – we’re both following the same directions and using the same materials. Even though my ‘LeWitt’ drawing looks just like LeWitt’s, the conceptual underpinnings are entirely different. Is that enough of a difference for me to claim authorship of my 'Sol LeWitt' drawing? These are the kind of questions that interest me.”

By following the artists’ instructions as closely as possible, young American artist Eric Doeringer, is able to create works that are physically indistinguishable from the celebrated and cherished originals years after their original conception.

Doeringer’s work highlights a timely and spirited debate that the public at large is grappling with in both the digital and physical worlds. What is creative license, how far does it stretch, and what does ownership mean in the 21st century. How will copyright and intellectual property function in our future? Is the "copy" just as good as the real thing? Does Doeringer promote the work of the artists he copies or is he stealing from them? In short, is Eric a criminal, a villain, a traitor, or hero?


Eric Doeringer a multimedia artist based in Brooklyn, NY. works addresses issues of illegality, the art market, and the intersection between subculture and popular culture in America. In this presentation we hang three works in a kind of “California Conceptualist” installation featuring works recreated after John Baldessari, Charles Ray, and Ed Ruscha. Here the artist has stretched the allowance of what perhaps the artist ideology intended when they said - anyone simply by following a set of written instruction could create said works.

arte Santander
now in its twentieth edition and based on criteria of flexibility, dynamism, and accessibility arte Santander has re-designed it self to more of an inqbator of creativity with a focusued curated selection of galleries from around the world with a focus on Cantanbrian galleries.


      Eric Doeringer, I Went (after On Kawara),
2010-2011, ink on laser print, 400 pages in series housed in two binders, edition of 25, 8.5x11in (22x25cm)
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Eric Doeringer, Stains (after Ed Ruscha),
2009, 78 page portfolio including 75 stains on paper and one stain on box interior, edition of 10, each page approx. 12x11in (31x28cm) box approx. 13x12x1in (32x29x3cm)
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Eric Doeringer, Real Estate Opportunities and Some Los Angeles Apartments (after Ed Ruscha),
2009, artist book, 48 pages black and white, each edition of 1000, each 4x6in (17x14cm)
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  Eric Doeringer, Throwing Three Balls (after John Baldessari)
2010, 14 offset prints in a diecut foil stamped envelope, edition of 200, 9x12in (23x30cm)
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  Eric Doeringer, The Xeroxed Book ,
2010, bound photocopies, 185 pages, edition of 250, 8.5x11in (22x25cm)
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Eric Doeringer, Bootleg Series,
2001-2010, mix media, on canvas and paper, over 100 works in series, un-editioned, dimensions vary
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  Eric Doeringer, Art Basel VIP Cards
2006, double sided serigraph on polystrene, edition of 15, 2x3.5in (3x9cm)

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  Eric Doeringer, Arcs, Circles & Grids (after Sol LeWitt),
2011, artist book, 208 pages black and white, each edition of 1000, each 7.5x7.5in (19x19cm)
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