Peter Doig - New Now London Thursday, April 28, 2022 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Metropolitan Gallery, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    London, Metropolitan Gallery, Urban Mayhem: Paintings by Peter Doig, 5 April - 5 May 1984

  • 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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signed and dated 'DOIG 82' lower right
spray paint and oil on burlap
121 x 103.2 cm (47 5/8 x 40 5/8 in.)
Executed in 1982.

£30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for £75,600

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London Auction 28 April 2022