Peter Doig

Blotter

Peter Doig

Blotter

Price: $6,000.00

Price excludes VAT
Framing not included

Details

Technique:
Aquatint
Year:
1995
Edition Size:
35
Dimensions:
20.3 x 14 cm (7.9 x 5.5 in)
Signature:
Signed 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 then 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."

Peter Doig

Based on a photography 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.

About the Artist

Weng Contemporary Peterdoig Signature

One of the most renowned contemporary artists, Peter Doig (1959, Scotland) was the central figure in the revival of painting in the contemporary art scene during the 90's. At present his oneiric landscapes are highly sought after by the world leading collectors and museums.

About the printing Technique

Weng Contemporary Etching

Artists from Rembrandt to Picasso have used etching to create some of their most famous works. Etching has often been combined with other intaglio techniques such as engraving or aquatint.