THE FAMOUS PAINTINGS SECTION FROM DAVIS MUSEUM The Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona Davis Lisboa, "Sergey Brin & Larry Page 1 (404)", 2021, oil on canvas, 23.6 H x 23.6 W x 1.6 in. (60 Al x 60 An x 3.5 P cm) What / who inspired the work? Conceptually, I was inspired by a photo by Ralph Orlowski of the Google founders Sergey Brin (left) and Larry Page (right) smile prior to a news conference during the opening of the Frankfurt book fair on October 7, 2004 in Frankfurt, Germany. The 404 error is an HTTP status code sent from the web server to the browser, that is, to the client that made the HTTP request. This is how the browser displays the code as an error page. The link that leads to this page is called a "dead link" or a "broken link". What do you hope your viewers think? I hope viewers understand that there is a narrative within art history that is about 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 artistic project and at the same time, a cultural entity recognized by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Autonomous Community of Spain). Davis Museum Barcelona https://www.davismuseum.com Generalitat of Catalunya http://pect.cultura.gencat.cat/difusio/Fitxa?index=347&consulta=MCU0KzA4MDE5MyU%3D&codi=C10568&fbclid=IwAR2uhNxa7NSoGum5xBWsAkVJI_G1XW8eVGFZzc5F_G1XW8eVGFZzk5F_G1XW8eVGFZzk5F_G1XW8eVGFZzk5F_ Created symbolically in a ballot box and disseminated mainly through Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest, 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 Famous 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). From 2021, I decided to add to the group of portraits the CEOs of technology companies that are linked to the operation of the Davis Museum: Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Mark Zuckerberg; at the same time I created a new group of landscape paintings, in which their respective companies are represented: Apple (1976), Google (1998) and Facebook (2004). 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 for its versatility as a medium, but also for its rich historical repository of images and ideas. Only the best materials have been used for this work: linen canvas, Old Holland oils and Blockx and Talens media. Since the Davis Museum is a cube, I chose to frame the paintings as square. I chose the gray color for the paintings from 2011 to 2016; then only blue for paintings from 2016 to 2018; and in full color for paintings from 2019 to the next. "The Famous Paintings Section" is the only section of the Davis Museum where works of art are sold. Support the Davis Museum art project by purchasing this Saatchi Art painting now. How will your artwork be packaged for a move? Artwork will be guaranteed to be shipped in accordance with high security standards, so 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 on a wooden frame, flat, without frames and without any special assembly. The wrapped canvas packaging consists of: A cover of acid-free archival quality glassine paper 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 at each corner of the oil painting Two other larger sheets of foam boards · A sturdy cardboard box marked "Fragile" The Famous Paintings Section From Davis Museum, The Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art Davis Lisboa in Barcelona in Public and Private Collections • Alejandro Vásquez Herrero Collection, Viladecans, Spain • Ashish Mistry Collection, Atlanta, USA. • Daniel Marcoux Collection, Montreal, Canada • Denise Siqueira Collection, São Paulo, Brazil • Francesc Torres Collection, Barcelona, Spain • Geert De Kegel Collection, Zele, Belgium • Philip Henderson Collection, Atlanta, USA. • Soteris Argyrou Collection, Nicosia, Cyprus • The Taylor Smith Collection, Indianapolis, USA. • Yellowstone Club Collection, Big Sky, Montana, USA.
Painting:Oil on Canvas
Size:23.6 W x 23.6 H x 1.6 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
Packaging:Ships in a Box
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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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