• 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



Size: 15.7 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, “#MarcelBroodthaers10”, 2017, oil on canvas, 15.7 x 15.7 x 1.57 in (40 x 40 x 3.5 cm)

What/who inspired the work?
I was inspired by a photograph taken of Marcel Broodthaers by Maria Gilissen during the filming of Broodthaers' "Un Voyage A Waterloo (Napoléon 1769-1969)", in Jully 1969. The film was made on the bicentenary of the birth of Napoleon and the artist wore a long false nose in a drama staged in the site of Waterloo.

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 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 Lisbon Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona (2009-ongoing), which is, simultaneously, a readymade sculpture, a non-profit collective art project, and a cultural entity recognized by the Generalitat de Catalunya (an Autonomous Community in Spain). Created in a ballot box through Facebook, the Davis Museum is also the smallest contemporary art museum in the world. This museum has several sections and one of them is "The Paintings Section From Davis Museum ". This wing is divided into portraits and still lifes. The portraits are about Marcel Duchamp, Robert Filliou and Marcel Broodthaers, while still lifes are about the Boîte-en-valise (Box in a suitacase), the Galerie légitime (Legitimate gallery) and the Musée d'Art Moderne, Départment des Aigles (Museum of Modern Art, Department of Eagles).

Why did you choose the medium, the frame format and 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 as linen fabrics, Blockx essence of turpentine and linseed oil and Old Holland oil paintings. 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 the same color in the paintings.


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: Museum Of Modern Art, Solemn, Belgium, Marcel Broodthaers, Musee D'Art Moderne, Napoleon, Institutional Critique, Dignified, Waterloo, Artist, Département Des Aigles, Départment Of Eagles

Subjects: Portrait

Styles: Documentary, Figurative, Impressionism, Portraiture, Modern

Mediums: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Prints: Portrait Art Prints, Documentary Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Impressionism Art Prints, Portraiture Art Prints, Modern Art Prints, Oil Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints

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