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Paragon
London
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Peter Doig’s enigmatic paintings are characterized by their captivating combination of figurative depiction and dreamlike quality. Doig draws on personal memories from his childhood in Canada, as well as imagery sourced from photographs and films, to craft images that exist in fantastical, timeless spaces that feel both personal and universal. In Concrete Cabin (1994), one of Doig’s many depictions of Le Corbusier’s modernist apartment buildings, Doig depicts the pristine architectural monument against a dense, ominous forest, creating an uncanny tension that is integral to Doig’s work.

High auction record
$28.8m, Phillips, 2017
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), de la Cruz Collection
Selected exhibitions
2017
Peter Doig | Cabins and Canoes: The Unreasonable Silence of the WorldFaurschou Foundation
2015
PETER DOIGLouisiana Museum of Modern Art
Peter DoigFondazione Bevilacqua la Masa
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Country Rock from 100 Years Ago, 2000-2001

Colour etching
27 2/5 × 39 1/5 in
69.5 × 99.5 cm
Edition of 46
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P
Paragon
London
Medium

Peter Doig’s enigmatic paintings are characterized by their captivating combination of figurative depiction and dreamlike quality. Doig draws on personal memories from his childhood in Canada, as well as imagery sourced from photographs and films, to craft images that exist in fantastical, timeless spaces that feel both personal and universal. In Concrete Cabin (1994), one of Doig’s many depictions of Le Corbusier’s modernist apartment buildings, Doig depicts the pristine architectural monument against a dense, ominous forest, creating an uncanny tension that is integral to Doig’s work.

High auction record
$28.8m, Phillips, 2017
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), de la Cruz Collection
Selected exhibitions (3)
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