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Hanging in the easel: Davis Lisboa, "Robert Filliou 23 (Museum)", 2021, oil on canvas, 27,55 x 27,55 x 1,57 in (70 x 70 x 3,5 cm)
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Left Angle: Davis Lisboa, "Robert Filliou 23 (Museum)", 2021, oil on canvas, 27,55 x 27,55 x 1,57 in (70 x 70 x 3,5 cm)
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"Robert Filliou 23 (Museum)"


"Robert Filliou 23 (Museum)" Painting

Davis Lisboa


Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 27.6 W x 27.6 H x 1.6 D in

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THE FAMOUS PAINTING SECTION FROM DAVIS MUSEUM The Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona Davis Lisboa, “"Robert Filliou 23 (Museum)”, 2021, oil on canvas, 27,55 x 27,55 x 1,57 in (70 x 70 x 3,5 cm). What/who inspired the work? Conceptually, I was inspired by a film still in which Robert Filliou (Sauve, France, 1926 - Les Eyzies, France, 1987) is performing the video titled "Teaching and Learning as Performing Arts, Part 2", 1979, 82'. Throughout the entire creative process of the "The Famous Paintings Section from Davis Museum," I started being inspired by the works of the German painter Gerhard Richter, who began creating his iconic photographic paintings in the 1960s. From a collection of photographs he added Throughout his life, from newspaper clippings to family photos, Richter used this image archive to create his works. With the passage of time, I have been studying other artists. In this particular case, I have been vaguely influenced by the works of Adrian Ghenie (Baia Mare, August 13, 1977), a contemporary Romanian painter living in Berlin. What do you hope its viewers will 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 suitcase), 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. Only the best materials have been used for this work: linen canvas, oil paintings by Old Holland and medium by Blockx. As the Davis Museum is a cube, I chose the frame of the paintings to be square. I chose the gray color for the paintings from 2011 to 2016. Then, the blue color for the paintings from 2016 to 2018. And I chose the full-colors for the paintings from 2020 to the next. “The Paintings Section” is the only section from Davis Museum where works of art are on sale. Support The Davis Museum art project by buying now this painting on Saatchi Art. 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" The Paintings Section From Davis Museum, The Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona in Public and Private Collections • The Alejandro Vásquez Herrero Collection, Viladecans, Spain • The Ashish Mistry Collection, Atlanta, USA • The Daniel Marcoux Collection, Montreal, Canada • The Denise Siqueira Collection, São Paulo, Brazil • The Francesc Torres Collection, Barcelona, Spain • The Geert De Kegel Collection, Zele, Belgium • The Philip Henderson Collection, Atlanta, USA • The Soteris Argyrou Collection, Nicosia, Cyprus • The Taylor Smith Collection, Indianapolis, USA • The Yellowstone Club Collection, Big Sky, Montana, USA

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

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Size:27.6 W x 27.6 H x 1.6 D in

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My name is Davis Lisboa (1965, São Paulo, Brazil), living and working in Barcelona, Spain. I'm a multifaceted illustrator and painter who, through my work, try to erase the boundaries between graphic arts and fine arts, high and low culture, art and the market, crafts and technology. In 2009 I created the Davis Museum | Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona. I have studied Desenho de Comunicação at the ETE Carlos de Campos and Painting at the Centre d'Art i Disseny Escola Massana and at the Facultat de Belles Arts de la Universitat de Barcelona. Since 1982 I've been working as a storyboard artist creating storyboards for various advertising agencies in Brazil, Spain, Russia, England or the United States. In 1987 I moved to Barcelona, where I worked as a graphic illustrator in a design studio and two years later, I opened my own illustration and painting studio. In 2005 I began to hold exhibitions as an artistic, figurative and contemporary painter at art galleries, cultural centers and art museums, and in 2009, I created the Davis Museum | The Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, a cultural entity recognized by the Generalitat de Catalunya, now, expanding my activity towards cultural management. I have participated in several exhibitions, including Museum Show at Arnolfini, Bristol, England; Eleven: The John Erickson Museum of Art (JEMA) 10 Year Retrospective at The Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, USA and at the Galería Bob Rauschenberg, Fort Myers, USA; Remix - 10 years in the mix at the en la Spor Klübü, Berlin, Germany; Small, Unusual and Specialist Museums Survey at the CRATE Studio and Project Space, Margate, England; Incubarte at Centro del Carmen, Valencia, Spain; FluxFest 2019, Pride Mail Project and Big Ideas in Small Art at The Rose Shelton Gallery, Toronto, Canada; Aquí y Ahora 6 - Power, corruption & lies at the Galería Blanca Soto, Madrid, Spain; VI Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea di Firenze, Italy; Holland Art Fair, The Hague; La Secció de les Pintures del Davis Museum, at the Casa del LLibre, Barcelona, Spain; NeoLatinísiiimo Art Biennial at the City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA; Mirades des del confinament, con Joan Fontcuberta, Festival Cruïlla, Òmnium Cultural, Igualada, España, among others.

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