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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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Imaginary Boys

2013
Archival pigment print in colours, on Somerset paper, the full sheet.
S. 86 x 63.5 cm (33 7/8 x 25 in.)
Signed, dated and numbered 463/500 in pencil, published by The Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, framed.

Estimate
£1,000 - 1,500 

Sold for £2,520

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 14 - 15 June 2021