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Painting: Oil on Canvas.
THE PAINTING SECTION FROM DAVIS MUSEUM
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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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.
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