Marcel Duchamp #5


Size: 11.8 H x 15.7 W x 1.6 in

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Art Description

Painting: Oil on Canvas.


The Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona

Davis Lisboa, “Marcel Duchamp #5", 2016, oil on canvas, 15,74 x 11,81 x 1,57 in (40 x 30 x 4 cm)

What/who inspired the work?
This work was inspired by Marcel Duchamp photograph I downloaded on Instagram.

What do you hope viewers will feel/think?
I hope that viewers think that this painting is a mystical call to Duchamp, who comes from beyond. Although his face conveys melancholy and silence, it intuits that is about to tell us something. Let's hear it.

Some people have criticized this painting because they think this portrait represents Duchamp as a ghost. When I look at a painting and I feel I agree with it, then I stop worrying about criticism of others. It's like I'm always inwardly directed by myself. I like it because it is a true portrait. You can recognize the face of Duchamp in it. I do not know very well I painted like a ghost. Maybe because in the act of painting I was linking in my mind a call to my dead father, like a mixed memories. The "biological" father and the "cultural" one. The photograph I downloaded from Internet does not have this personal substrate.

Why did you choose the medium, subject matter, style?
I chose the oil painting medium because it allows me several rectifications, until I get what I'm looking for.

I chose this subject: “Portraits of artist who have created their own museums". After to have the paintings collection finished, my idea is use them to print a new set of stamps for "The Stamps Section from Davis Museum”. This section consist in 25 royal custom stamps produced by the Royal Mint - Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (RCM - FNMT), meeting all the requirements and guarantees of their own security from the effects of postage. The postage stamps will be inserted into the literal RATE A, whose value is equivalent to the national standard rate card. RATE A is for domestic shipments of standard letters and postcards up to 20 grams.Therefore, the time and level of service in the postal network will be equivalent to the current postage of 0.34 € (2016). This limited edition of only 25 stamps is not available for ordinary use, but exclusively for public and private collections.

I chose the style of photorealistic paintings because I'm interested in knowing how far of realism I can reach.


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

Keywords: Portrait, Bluish, Dada, Bust, Duchamp, Marcel Duchamp, Dadaism, Frontal View, Dark, Face, Artist, Head

Subjects: Portrait

Styles: Dada, Documentary, Figurative, Photorealism, Fine Art

Mediums: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Prints: Portrait Art Prints, Dada Art Prints, Documentary Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Photorealism Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Oil Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints

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