A One-Man Show for Five People
Brian O’Doherty shows that it is possible for one man to do everything. Early on in his career he realized that, if he built a reputation in any one profession, he would not be allowed to do much outside of it. He wanted an opportunity to carry out all of his ideas. So, whenever something did not fit with his current line of work, he invented a new personality for himself. O’Doherty started life as a doctor, after going to Cambridge University and doing research at Harvard. During his time at university, he says, he never stopped painting. Then, O’Doherty, a young Irishman with an M.D. and a passion for art, moved to New York. He exhibited in galleries throughout the city and befriended Marcel Duchamp.