Peter Doig

Blotter

Peter Doig

Blotter

Price: $6,000.00

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Details

Technique:
Colour etching
Year:
1995
Edition Size:
35
Dimensions:
20,3 x 14 cm (7.9 x 5.5 in.)
Signature:
Signed, dated, and numbered

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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."

Peter Doig

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.

About the Artist

Peter Doig art edition Weng Contemporary

One of the most renowned contemporary artists, Peter Doig, who was born in 1959, in Scotland, was the central figure in the revival of painting in the contemporary art scene during the '90s. At present his oneiric landscapes are highly sought after by 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.