THE PAINTINGS SECTION FROM DAVIS MUSEUM

Who inspired the works?
Formally, I was inspired by contemporary painters like Gerhard Richter.

What do you hope its viewers will feel / think?
I hope that viewers discover and know that there is a narrative in the history of art that deals with "the artists who have created their own museums". This discourse is constructed through Marcel Duchamp ("Boîte-en-valise", 1936-1941), Robert Filliou (”Galerie Légitime”, ca. 1962-1963) and Marcel Broodthaers (”Musée d'Art Moderne, Département des Aigles”, 1968-1972). To follow this narrative I founded the "Davis Museum", the first and only museum of contemporary art created in a ballot box through Facebook in 2009-ongoing. This cultural entity was recognized by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia, Province of Spain) 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 suitacase), 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 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 historical repository of images and ideas. Only the best materials have been used: linen fabrics, Blockx essence of turpentine and linseed oil and Old Holland oil paintings. 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 to have the same color in the paintings.

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Davis Lisboa, "Marcel Duchamp #1 (Paintings)", 2012, oil on canvas, 11,8 x 11,8 x 1.57 in (30 x 30 x 4 cm).
The Francesc Torres Collection, Barcelona, Spain.

Davis Lisboa, “Marcel Broodthaers #4 (Paintings)", 2016, oil on canvas, 11,8 x 11,8 x 1.57 in (30 x 30 x 4 cm)
The Geert De Kegel Collection, Zele, Belgium.

Davis Lisboa, “Marcel Duchamp #4 (Paintings)", 2016, oil on canvas, 11,8 x 11,8 x 1.57 in (30 x 30 x 4 cm)
The Geert De Kegel Collection, Zele, Belgium.

Davis Lisboa, "Musée d'Art Moderne, Département des Aigles #3 (Paintings)", 2012, oil on canvas, 11,8 x 11,8 in
The Yellowstone Club Collection, Big Sky, Montana, USA.

Davis Lisboa, "Musée d'Art Moderne, Département des Aigles #2 (Paintings)", 2012, oil on canvas, 11,8 x 11,8 in
The Yellowstone Club Collection, Big Sky, Montana, USA.

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Davis Lisboa, “Marcel Broodthaers #9", 2017, oil on canvas, 15,7 x 15,7 x 1,57 in (40 x 30 x 3,5 cm)



Davis Lisboa, "Marcel Broodthaers #7", 2017, oil on canvas, 11,8 x 11,8 x 1.57 in (30 x 30 x 3,5 cm)


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Davis Lisboa, "#DepartmentOfEagles5", 2017, oil on canvas, 15.7 x 15.7 x 1.57 in (40 x 40 x 3.5 cm)


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Davis Lisboa, "#RobertFilliou14", 2017, oil on canvas, 15,7 x 15,7 x 1,57 in (40 x 40 x 3,5 cm)


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Davis Lisboa, "#RobertFilliou13", 2017, oil on canvas, 15,7 x 15,7 x 1,57 in (40 x 40 x 3,5 cm)


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Davis Lisboa, "Robert Filliou #2 (Paintings)", 2015, oil on canvas, 15,74 x 11,81 in (40 x 30 cm)



Davis Lisboa, "Galerie légitime #9", 2017, oil on canvas, 15.7 x 15.7 x 1.57 in (40 x 40 x 3.5 cm)



Davis Lisboa, "Galerie légitime #8", 2017, oil on canvas, 15.7 x 15.7 x 1.57 in (40 x 40 x 3.5 cm)


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Davis Lisboa, “#MarcelDuchamp11” (#RroseSélavy), 2017, oil on canvas, 15.7 x 15.7 x 1.57 in (40 x 40 x 3.5 cm)


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Davis Lisboa, "Marcel Duchamp #10", 2017, oil on canvas, 15.7 x 15.7 x 1.57 in (40 x 40 x 3.5 cm)


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Davis Lisboa, "Boîte-en-valise #6", 2017, oil on canvas, 15,7 x 15,7 x 1.57 in (40 x 40 x 3,5 cm)


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Davis Lisboa, “Self-portrait #2 (Paintings)", 2017, oil on canvas, 11,8 x 11,8 x 1.57 in (30 x 30 x 3,5 cm)