Framing not included
- Color Etching
- Edition Size:
- 20,3 x 14 cm (7.9 x 5.5 in)
- Signed, dated and numbered
About the Artwork
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.
"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."
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.