Peter Doig: No Foreign Land

Peter Doig's 100 Years Ago (2002) is reproduced from the new monograph, No Foreign Land—one of our top Holiday Gift Books of 2013 and a featured title in our Holiday Bookshop at the agnès b. Galerie Boutique opening this weekend in Soho. Of the painting, essayist Keith Hartley writes, "100 Years Ago is a sort of manifesto painting in which Doig sets out to explore, as he sees it, the still vital legacy and issues of modernist painting... The canoe, floating on the water, is one of Doig's iconic images. He first used it back in 1998 in the painting Friday 13th, when he based the motif on a scene from Sean Cunningham’s low-budget 1980 horror film… This work and the 'canoe paintings' that Doig made in the 1990s have a psychological intensity and brooding atmosphere that perhaps owe as much to the paintings of Edvard Munch as to the film Friday the 13th."