What/who inspired the work?
In January of 1962, Robert Filliou decided to create the art gallery that he has entitled
Galerie légitime (The legitimate gallery), considering legitimate that "the art descends from its
heights in the street". This traveling gallery has been created in a cap because it covers the head,
the brain, since according to the artist: "everything comes from the brain". In it was stamped the phrase
"Galerie Légitime – couvre-chef (s)-d’œuvre (s)" (Legitimate gallery - headdress (s) - work (s)",
playing on double reading: "chapeau (couvre-chef) qui couvre des œuvres (chefs d’œuvres)", that means:
hat (headgear) that covers works (masterpieces)". The artist has taken it on the street, exhibiting
small-format creations made by his friends or by himself, as is the case of Measurements
(objects such as subway tickets or matchboxes measured by unusual units such as fingerprints or bedbugs ),
Momified Objects (Mummified Objects, that is to say strung) and the Jeu recommandé de la Galerie
Légitime (Recommended Game of the Legitimate Gallery), a false deck with which anyone could play but
in the final result, they all won.
In July 1962, Filliou also organized Les voyages de la Galerie Légitime (Legitime Gallery trips)
in which he exhibited small-format works by Benjamin Patterson, who had proposed a route for the exhibition
in the streets of Paris lasted 24 hours, from the Porte Saint-Denis to Galerie Girardon, Boulevard Pasteur,
where both artists have done some micro-events.
In October 1962, during the exhibition Misfit's Fair in London, he inaugurated The Frozen Exhibition,
Oct. 62 - Oct. 72, an "exposition gelée· because the vernissage was to last ten years, the time usually required,
according to him, for a production to be broadcast.
What do you hope its viewers will feel/think?
Why did you choose the medium, subject matter, style?
Davis Lisboa,Galerie légitime (34 seconds version), 2018, digital video, 00:00:34.
The project La Galerie Légitime Re-enactment, by Ben Patterson & Bertrand Clavez, art historian
(in the role of Robert Filliou) was held on June 7, 2009, in Paris as a part of the Futur en Seine,
with a collaboration of students and Ars Longa Gallery.
This Paris journey
will last 12 hours. The performance was open to all, it will be possible at any time to join physically.
The course of June 7, 2009
10:00 A.M. > Porte Saint-Denis (Métro Strasbourg-St-Denis)
13:00 A.M. > Boulevard Saint-Denis
10:30 A.M. > Les Halles
11:00 A.M- > Hôtel de Ville
11:30 A.M. > Beaubourg
11:45 A.M. > Politburo, 25, Rue du Roi de Sicile
12:00 A.M. > Place de la Bastille
14:00 P.M. > Ars Longa, 67 Avenue Parmentier
16:00 P.M. > Gertrude Stein's tomb, Cimetière du Père Lachaise, 6 rue du Repos
17:30 P.M. > Café Le Zorba, 137 Rue du Faubourg du Temple
18:00 P.M. > Place de la République
18:30 P.M. > Église de Saint-Germain-des-prés, 3 Place Saint-Germain des Prés
19:00 P.M. > Église Saint-Sulpice, Place Saint-Sulpice
19:30 P.M. > Chez Georges, 11 Rue des Canettes
20:00 P.M. > Le Jardin du Luxembourg
20:30 P.M. > Panthéon, Place du Panthéon
21:00 P.M. > Les Cinq Billards, Place de la Contrescarpe
22:00 P.M. > La Coupole, 102 Boulevard du Montparnasse
MANUEL MINCH(Santander, Spain, 1993)
DAVIS LISBOA(São Paulo, Brazil, 1965)
La galerie légitime 2.0 at The Internet Moon Gallery,2017, digital video, 00:09:25.
La Galerie Légitime 2.0
is a group of contemporary artworks by Davis Lisboa consisting of a online map; 49 screenshots,
3 animated GIFs and 1 video posted on the Davis Museum channel on YouTube.
The artist reproduces the same journey made by Ben Patterson & Bertrand Clavez in 2009, but virtually,
seven years later.
The course of March 16, 2016
Porte Saint-Denis (Métro Strasbourg-St-Denis), 13 Boulevard Saint-Denis
Hôtel de Ville
Politburo, 25, Rue du Roi de Sicile
Place de la Bastille
Ars Longa, 67 Avenue Parmentier
Cimetière du Père Lachaise, 6 rue du Repos
Café Le Zorba, 137 Rue du Faubourg du Temple
Place de la République
Église de Saint-Germain-des-prés, 3 Place Saint-Germain des Prés
Église Saint-Sulpice, Place Saint-Sulpice
Chez Georges, 11 Rue des Canettes
Le Jardin du Luxembourg
Panthéon, Place du Panthéon
Les Cinq Billards, Place de la Contrescarpe
La Coupole, 102 Boulevard du Montparnasse
Davis Lisboa,La Galerie Légitime 2.0: Porte Saint-Denis (Métro Strasbourg-St-Denis),
13 Boulevard Saint-Denis by Apple Maps, 2016, digital document, 2560 × 1440.