Canoe Island

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  • Artist Bio

    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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Canoe Island

2000
Screenprint in colours, on Somerset paper, the full sheet,
S. 73.5 x 99.9 cm (28 7/8 x 39 3/8 in.)
signed and numbered 279/300 in pencil on the reverse (there were also 30 artist's proofs), published by Counter Editions, London, framed.

Estimate
£2,500 - 3,500 ♠ †

sold for £4,375

Contact Specialist
Robert Kennan
Head of Sale, Editions
London
+44 207 318 4075

Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 22 January 2015 2pm & 6pm