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  • Provenance

    Contemporary Fine Art, Berlin
    Private Collection, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    ‘People often say that my paintings remind them of particular scenes from films or certain passages from books, but I think it's a different thing altogether. There is something more primal about painting. In terms of my own paintings, there is something quite basic about them, which inevitably is to do with their materiality. They are totally non-linguistic. There is no textual support to what you are seeing. Often I am trying to create a "numbness." I am trying to create something that is questionable, something that is difficult if not impossible, to put into words.’ - Peter Doig

  • 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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Maracas' Study

signed with the artist's initials and dated 'PMD '05' lower right; further signed, inscribed, titled and dated '"MARACAS" STUDY Peter Doig 2005 FOR DUSSELDORF AIDS AUCTION Port of SPAIN' on the reverse
oil on paper
129.5 x 74.8 cm (50 7/8 x 29 1/2 in.)
Executed in 2005.

Estimate
£120,000 - 180,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £106,250

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 3 October 2019