As IN THE AIR noted on Saturday, scrappy Armory Week alternative Fountain Art Fair made a habit of referencing its new venue’s place of privilege in Modern art history — all the more so in light of its name and logo’s debt to Marcel Duchamp — and while wandering the aisles at the 69th Regiment Armory this weekend we spotted many more irreverent art history allusions. Here, then, a brief chronicle of Fountain’s funniest parodies of famous artworks.
The artist WhatisAdam put a Canadian spin on Andy Warhol‘s soup cans at the booth of Montreal gallery Station16 with his “Maple Sizzurp” prints.
GILF! had a go at Barbara Kruger with this piece from her booth, “Corporate Douchebags.”
Brian Goings‘s sculpture “Idle in Action” readymade in the Hullaballoo Collective booth was an interactive version of the Duchamp classic.
With her photo “Night,” photographer Leslie Lions did her best Ryan McGinley homage.
At the Art For Progress booth, Michael Lorenzini‘s “Interactions” lampooned Damien Hirst‘s pills.
— Ann Binlot