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Peter Doig

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Man Dressed as Bat, 2007 Oil on Linen 275 X 200 Cm © Gavin Brown's Enterprise
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"Man Dressed as Bat (Embah)", 2008 Oil Paint on Canvas 296 X 195 X 4 Cm / 116 4/7 X 76 3/4 X 1 4/7 " © Courtesy of Artist and Contemporary Fine Arts
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Oil Paint on Canvas 275 X 200 Cm / 108 2/7 X 78 3/4 " © Courtesy of Artist and Contemporary Fine Arts
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Lapeyrouse Umbrella, 2004 Oil on Canvas 31 X 41 Cm / 12 1/5 X 16 1/7 " © Contemporary Fine Arts
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Untitled, 2008 Oil on Linen H: 28 X W: 18 in / H: 71.1 X W: 45.7 Cm © Michael Werner Gallery - New York
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Camp Forestia, 1996 Pastel on Paper 7 7/8 X 9 ½” © Peter Doig
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Wish It Would Rain, 2011 Oil and Mixed Media on Found Record Sleeve 12 X 12 In. © Courtesy of the artist, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York and Michael Werner Gallery, New York
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© Courtesy of the artist & Scottish National Gallery
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Man with a Camera, 2013 © Image courtesy the artist and Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London Photo: Mark-Woods.com
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Red Boat (Imaginary Boys) [Bateau rouge (Garçons imaginaires)] , 2004 Huile Sur Toile 200 Cm X 186 Cm. © The Weston Collection /Photo Jochen Littkemann
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Red Deer, 1990 © Courtesy of the artist & The Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
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Pelican (Stag), 2003 © Courtesy of the artist & The Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Edinburgh, Scotland
Birth year
1962
Lives in
Düsseldorf.
Works in
Düsseldorf.
Statement

Peter Doig is a Scottish painter. In his work he shows us the close proximity that nature and urban creations inhabit. Through his vision, they share the same colours, the same textures. Peter Doig’s work captures moments of tranquillity, which contrast with uneasy oneiric elements. He uses unusual colour combinations and depicts scenes from unexpected angles, all contributing to give his work a magic realist feel.

In 2007, a painting of Doig's, entitled White Canoe, sold at Sotheby's for $11.3 million, then an auction record for a living European artist. In 2008, a major retrospective of his work (entitled "Peter Doig") was held at Tate Britain (February-May) and the Paris Museum of Modern Art (June-September)and the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt (October 8-January , 2009)

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