Peter Doig

born 1959

Peter Doig, ‘Echo Lake’ 1998
Echo Lake 1998
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Peter Doig ( DOYG; born 17 April 1959) is a Scottish painter. One of the most renowned living figurative painters, he has settled in Trinidad since 2002. In 2007, his painting White Canoe sold at Sotheby's for $11.3 million, then an auction record for a living European artist. In February 2013, his painting, The Architect's Home in the Ravine, sold for $12 million at a London auction. Art critic Jonathan Jones said about him: "Amid all the nonsense, impostors, rhetorical bullshit and sheer trash that pass for art in the 21st century, Doig is a jewel of genuine imagination, sincere work and humble creativity."

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Peter Doig: Ascension

This film explores the installation of Peter Doig's largest painting Ascension, 2009. You can see the painting in the ...

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Peter Doig at Tate Britain

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BP Artist Talk: Peter Doig and Adrian Searle in Conversation

To coincide with Tate’s major Peter Doig retrospective exhibition, the artist is in conversation with Adrian Searle talking about ...

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