In 2011, Damien Beguet and P. Nicolas Ledoux purchase the name of artist Ludovic Chemarin after he decided to end his career in 2005. Since then, they have been exploiting his name through exhibitions, conferences, and interviews. This monograph gives an overview of the project, gathering exhaustive documentation and essays from critics, historians, and lawyers.
Damien Beguet (born 1970, Lyon, where he lives and works) explores the economic system of art and develops a reflexion about the concept of market value and the instrumentalization of the artist: with humor and cynism he parodies the codes of our society.
P. Nicolas Ledoux is a French artist, member of the Ultralab
collective. He lives and acts at the frontiers of art, between posture and imposture.
P. Nicolas Ledoux collaborates with Damien Beguet
under the name Ludovic Chemarin©