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Robert Filliou #10


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, "Robert Filliou #10", 2017, oil on canvas, 15,7 x 15,7 x 1.57 in (40 x 40 x 3,5 cm)
The Soteris Argyrou Collection, Nicosia, Cyprus.

What/who inspired the work?
I was inspired by “La Galerie Légitime” [The Legitimate Gallery], by Robert Filliou. In 1962, he decided to remain outside of the gallery circuit and maintained to carry his gallery under his hat. His works, gathered together in his beret and stamped “Galerie Légitime Couvre Chef d’Oeuvre” [Legitimate Gallery Masterpiece Hat], circulated in the streets with him (an idea closely related to Marcel Duchamp’s suitcase).

What do you hope its viewers will feel/think?
I hope that viewers know that there is a narrative in Art History that deals with "the artists who have created their own museums". This discourse is constructed through Marcel Duchamp (Boîte-en-valise), Robert Filliou (Galerie Légitime) and Marcel Broodthaers (Musée d'Art Moderne, Départment des Aigles). To follow this line I founded The Davis Museum (www.davismuseum.com), the first and only museum of contemporary art created in a ballot box through Facebook in 2009. This cultural entity recognized by the Government of Catalonia (Spain) 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. Still lifes are about Boîte-en-valise, Galerie légitime and Musée d'Art Moderne, Départment des Aigles.

Why did you choose the medium, frame, color?
I chose the oil because it is a medium that allows a wide variety of tones and is very durable. 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 and white, I chose to have the same color in the paintings.

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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: Bluish, Surreal, Galerie Légitime, Suit Tie, Young Man, Robert Filliou, Faceless, Hat, Rene Magritte, Hidden, Blue Bluish, Mystery

Subjects: Portrait

Styles: Documentary, Figurative, Portraiture, Surrealism, Fine Art

Mediums: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Prints: Portrait Art Prints, Documentary Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Portraiture Art Prints, Surrealism Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Oil Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints

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