• additional view of artwork by DAVIS LISBOA
  • additional view of artwork by DAVIS LISBOA
  • additional view of artwork by DAVIS LISBOA
  • additional view of artwork by DAVIS LISBOA
  • additional view of artwork by DAVIS LISBOA

"#DepartmentOfEagles6"


Spain

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Size: 19.7 H x 19.7 W x 1.6 in

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Art Description

Painting: Oil on Canvas.

THE PAINTINGS SECTION FROM DAVIS MUSEUM

The Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona

Davis Lisboa, “#DepartmentOfEagles6”, 2017, oil on canvas, 19,68 x 19,68 x 1.57 in (50 x 50 x 3.5 cm)

What/who inspired the work?
Conceptually, I have been inspired by a documentary photograph in which Marcel Broodthaers is posing within his "Section Cinéma", the seventh wing of the Musée d'Art Moderne. "Section Cinéma" was created in the space of a cellar on Burgplatz 12 in Düsseldorf, from January 1971 to October 1972.
Formally, I have been inspired by the blurred oil paintings, based on photographs by the German artist Gerhard Richter.

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 suitacase), 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. I only use the best materials, such as oil paintings from Old Holland, medium from Blockx, as well as canvases made with linen. 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 to have this color for all paintings.

THE PAINTINGS FROM DAVIS MUSEUM
IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

The Yellowstone Club Collection, Big Sky, Montana, USA.
The Geert De Kegel Collection, Zele, Belgium
The Francesc Torres Collection, Barcelona, Spain.
The Alejandro Vásquez Herrero Collection, Viladecans, Spain.
The Daniel Marcoux Collection, Montreal, Canada

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Keywords: Piano, Shoes, Blurred, Suit, Broodthaers, Pianola, Gerard Richter, Ultramarine Blue, Dark Room, Piano Player, Mystery, Section Cinéma

Subjects: World Culture

Styles: Conceptual, Documentary, Fine Art, Figurative, Impressionism

Mediums: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Prints: World Culture Art Prints, Conceptual Art Prints, Documentary Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Impressionism Art Prints, Oil Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints

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