Peter Doig - Editions New York Tuesday, June 8, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Artist Biography

    Peter Doig

    Scottish • 1959

    Peter Doig is widely considered one of the most renowned contemporary figurative painters. Born in Scotland and raised in Trinidad and Canada, Doig achieved his breakthrough in 1991 upon being awarded the prestigious Whitechapel Artist Prize and receiving a solo exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London.

    Doig draws on personal memories and source imagery in his pursuit of exploring the slippage between reality, imagination and memory through painting. The material properties of paint and expressive possibilities of color thereby serve to approximate the foggy, inarticulate sensation of remembering. His practice maintains a thin and balanced line between landscape and figure, superimposing photographic imagery and memories, both real and imagined.

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Lithograph in colors, on Somerset paper, with full margins,
I. 38 x 24 in. (96.5 x 61 cm);
S. 42 x 28 1/4 in. (106.7 x 71.8 cm)

signed, dated and numbered 5/20 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Landfall Press, Santa Fe (with their copyright stamp on the reverse), occasional very soft handling creases, a very faint pressure mark at upper right margin corner, unframed.

$3,000 - 4,000 

Sold for $3,750


8 June 2010
New York