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Part of the portfolio, Ten Etching, this aquatint refers to the painting 'Blotter', which won first prize in John Moores 18, 1993. This was a turning point in Peter Doig´s career and the painting was sold than in 2007 in auction for £5.7m, a price that briefly made him Europe's most expensive living artist. Based on a photograph of the artist’s brother standing on a frozen pond in Canada, the actual subject of the aquatint is the surrounding landscape numbing down the human presence.

The title refers to (amongst other things) the notion of one's being absorbed into a place or landscape, and to the process through which the painting developed: soaking paint into the canvas.

Peter Doig