"#RobertFilliou16" Painting by Davis Lisboa

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Davis Lisboa, “#RobertFilliou16”, 2017, oil on canvas, 15.7 x 15.7 x 1.57 in (40 x 40 x 3.5 cm)
Davis Lisboa, “#RobertFilliou16”, 2017, oil on canvas, 15.7 x 15.7 x 1.57 in (40 x 40 x 3.5 cm)
Davis Lisboa, “#RobertFilliou16”, 2017, oil on canvas, 15.7 x 15.7 x 1.57 in (40 x 40 x 3.5 cm)
Davis Lisboa, “#RobertFilliou16”, 2017, oil on canvas, 15.7 x 15.7 x 1.57 in (40 x 40 x 3.5 cm)
Davis Lisboa, “#RobertFilliou16”, 2017, oil on canvas, 15.7 x 15.7 x 1.57 in (40 x 40 x 3.5 cm)
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"#RobertFilliou16"

Davis Lisboa

Spain

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Size: 15.7 W x 15.7 H x 1.6 D in

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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, “#RobertFilliou16”, 2017, oil on canvas, 15,7 x 15,7 x 1.57 in (40 x 40 x 3,5 cm)

Who/What inspired the work?

I have been inspired by a Robert Filliou's photographic portrait, who said that “art is what makes life more interesting than art.” This artist who made part of the Fluxus movement, whose work is close to concrete poetry and who was heir to the spirit of Surrealism, began his artistic career around 1960 when he met Daniel Spoerri and became familiar with the more progressive art scenes in Paris. He immediately put into practice his notion of "Création Permanente" (Constant Creation), a concept based on participatory and emancipatory art that can arise anywhere and at any time. His nomadic, portable and precarious works exude an incisive and also subtle humour. For example, his "Galerie Légitime" (1962): a hat full of small objects that the artist would spontaneously turn into an itinerant "art gallery" by setting it up on the street. Filliou believed that all of us carry genius within us, but it is hidden from us by the constant exercise of our talents.

Formally, I was inspired by the German painter Gerhard Richter, who began in 1960's to create his iconic photographic paintings. From a collection of photographs that he added throughout his life - from press clippings to family photos - Richter projected and drew the images on a canvas. In the process of recreating the photos, he erased the images, leaving the subjects unidentifiable.

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 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. And since the Davis Museum's brand color is blue, I chose the same color for all the paintings.

“The Paintings Section” is the only section of the Davis Museum where works of art are on sale. Support The Davis Museum art project by buying now this painting 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"

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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