Peter Doig - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Phillips

Create your first list.

Select an existing list or create a new list to share and manage lots you follow.

  • Provenance

    Private Collection, London (acquired directly from the artist)
    Sotheby's, London, 22 June 2007, lot 320
    Private Collection
    Christie's, New York, 13 November 2014, lot 592
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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.

    View More Works


Boat to Carrera

signed and dated 'Peter Doig 2000' lower right
watercolour, pastel and lacquer on paper
39.3 x 26.6 cm (15 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.)
Executed in 2000.

£40,000 - 60,000 ‡♠

Sold for £50,000

Contact Specialist
Tamila Kerimova
Specialist, Head of Day Sale
+ 44 20 7318 4065

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 8 March 2019