Peter Doig

Imaginary Boys

Peter Doig

Imaginary Boys

Price: $3,500.00

Framing not included

Details

Technique:
Pigment Print
Year:
2013
Edition Size:
500
Dimensions:
86.0 x 64.1 cm (33.9 x 25.2 in)
Signature:
Signed and numbered

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About the Artwork

Inspired by Doig’s famous painting “Red Boat (Imaginary Boys) ”, this pigment print is as captivating as the original canvas. A read boat full of bleached-out figures of the boys tranquilly driving towards a beach with palm trees - the atmosphere is eerie, with light greyish colours and barely defined silhouettes.

"I’m questioning where I am in the world, where I live in the world, thinking about other people, thinking about their situations. I think what I am doing is important—not because painting is important. As an activity, it’s important to actually do something. I feel guilty if I’m not painting"

Peter Doig

The “Read Boat” is a paradise with hidden dangers, “Imaginary Boys” is a no-man’s-land, a blurry landscape of the unconscious where the boundaries between dream and reality seem to fade.  The Red Boat is the center of the composition, it may be the only secure place for the “Imaginary Boys”. The question is where it will lead them and what will happen then ... we will never know.

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About the Artist

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

The term "pigment print" is used generally for any type of printed image that uses strictly pigments. Pigments can be either on a mineral basis or they can be an artificial product. The image stability of pigment printing is superior to that of any other method of printing.