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THE PAINTING SECTION FROM DAVIS MUSEUM The Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona Davis Lisboa, “Boîte-en-valise #1”, 2011, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 x 3 cm. What/who inspired the work? Conceptually, this oil painting was inspired by "Boîte-en-valise” (Box in a suitcase) by Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), one of the most important and influential, but also one of the least know, of twenty-century works of art. In 1936, Duchamp began work on the making of a “portable museum" that was to contains his principal works in miniature: paintings, drawings, objects and readymades. On 1 January 1941, he made public in Paris the first copy of his multiple, "de ou par MARCEL DUCHAMP ou RROSE SÉLAVY": a cardboardbox that fitted inside a handy valise and contained a total of sixty-nine miniature replicas, models and reproductions of his works. During the remainder of Duchamp's life there followed six further partial editions, incorporating additional items and varying in presentation from a leather covered de luxe version, the Boîte-en-valise proper, to standard model, the “Boîte". Formally, I was inspired by the German painter Gerhard Richter, who began in 1960's to create his iconic photographic paintings. From a collection of photographs that he added throughout his life - from press clippings to family photos - Richter projected and drew the images on a canvas. In the process of recreating the photos, he erased the images, leaving the subjects unidentifiable. What do you hope its viewers will feel/think? I hope that viewers understand that there is a narrative within the history of art that deals with the artists who created their own museums. This narrative is constructed through Marcel Duchamp (Boîte-en-valise, 1936-1941), Robert Filliou (La galerie légitime, 1962-1963) and Marcel Broodthaers (Musée d'Art Moderne, Département des Aigles, 1968-1972) . Following this narrative, I decided to create the Davis Museum, The Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona (2009-ongoing), which is, simultaneously, a readymade sculpture, a non-profit collective art project, and at the same time, a cultural entity recognized by the Generalitat de Catalunya (an Autonomous Community in Spain). Created symbolically in an electoral ballot box and disseminated mainly through Facebook, the Davis Museum is also the smallest contemporary art museum in the world. This cultural entity has several sections and one of them is "The Paintings Section From Davis Museum". It is divided into portraits and still lifes. The portraits represent Marcel Duchamp, Robert Filliou and Marcel Broodthaers; while still lifes represent the "Boîte-en-valise" (Box in a suitcase), the "Galerie légitime" (Legitimate gallery) and the "Musée d'Art Moderne, Département des Aigles" (Museum of Modern Art, Department of Eagles). Why did you choose the medium, the frame format and the color? I chose oil on canvas because I am interested in painting not only because of its versatility as a medium but also because of its rich historical repository of images and ideas. Only the best materials have been used for this work: linen canvas, oil paintings by Old Holland and medium by Blockx. As the Davis Museum is a cube, I chose the frame of the paintings to be square. And since the Davis Museum's brand color is blue, I chose the same color for all the paintings. “The Paintings Section” is the only section from Davis Museum where works of art are on sale. Support The Davis Museum art project by buying now this painting on Saatchi Art. How will your artwork be packed for a movement? Artwork will be guaranteed to be shipped in accordance with high security standards, so that your shipment is as safe as possible while traveling from the artist's studio to your museum, gallery, hotel, business or home. For this, your oil paintings on canvas will be sent unrolled, stretched out on a wooden frame, flat, without frames and any special assembly. The packaging of wrapped canvases consists of: · An acid-free archival quality glassine paper cover · Two sheets of Foam boards · A sealed heavy plastic bag (to protect against moisture) · Two layers of bubble wrap and secure with tape · Cardboard protectors to each corner of the oil painting · Two other larger sheets of Foam boards · A sturdy cardboard box marked as "Fragile" Davis Museum Paintings Section in Private Collections Alejandro Vásquez Herrero Collection, Viladecans, Spain. Daniel Marcoux Collection, Montreal, Canada. Francisco Torres Collection, Barcelona, Spain. Geert De Kegel Collection, Zele, Belgium. Soter Argyrou Collection, Nicosia, Cyprus. The Yellowstone Club Collection, Big Sky, Montana, USA.
Painting:Oil on Canvas
Size:11.8 W x 11.8 H x 1.6 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
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Davis Lisboa is a visual artist born in São Paulo, Brazil, who moved to Barcelona, Spain, where he developed much of his career. Lisboa is known for his work in various mediums, including drawing, painting, digital art, and video. He is also the creator of the "Davis Museum | The Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona," an online contemporary art project. This mini-museum is both a work of art in itself and a platform for promoting international contemporary artists. In addition, Lisboa has participated in various exhibitions and artistic events internationally.
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