Peter Doig

Peter Doig

Paperback Contemporary Artists

By (artist) Peter Doig, By (author) Adrian Searle, By (author) Kitty Scott, By (author) Catherine Grenier

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  • Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 250mm x 288mm x 20mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 2 November 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0714845043
  • ISBN 13: 9780714845043
  • Illustrations note: 120 col., 10 b&w ill.
  • Sales rank: 87,910

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Raised in Canada and now living in Trinidad, during the two decades he spent in London Peter Doig (b. 1959) emerged as one of Britain's most influential painters. Bringing together disparate visual references in an otherworldly visual space, Doig's artworks never the less belong to a landscape painting tradition that dates back to the nineteenth century. His visionary canvases, with their hallucinogenic colours and heavily textured surfaces, have helped spark contemporary art's resurgent interest in idiosyncratic figurative painting. Peter Doig is represented by Victoria Miro, London; Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin; Michael Werner, New York; and Gavin Brown, New York.

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Adrian Searle is Chief Art Critic at the Guardian and a regular contributor to the El Cultural supplement of El Mundo, as well as an occasional writer of fiction. He has curated exhibitions for the Hayward Gallery, London, the Serpentine Gallery, London, and Reina Sofia, Madrid. He was an early champion of Peter Doig's work and has written on it extensively. Kitty Scott is Chief Curator at the Serpentine Gallery in London. Formerly Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada (2000-6), Scott has also organized numerous exhibitions as an independent curator, including 'Peter Doig' for the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver (2001). Scott is a visiting professor on the Curatorial Practice course at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, and has written for such magazines as Canadian Art, Parachute and Parkett. Catherine Grenier is Chief Curator of the Contemporary Collections at the Musee National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, where she has organized such exhibitions as 'Los Angeles 1955-85: Birth of an art capital' (2006), 'Big Bang: Creation and destruction in twentieth-century art' (2005-6) and 'Les Annees Pop' (2001).

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'Landscape painting, so often pronounced dead, comes back to ghostly life in the haunting and haunted scenes of Peter Doig.' The Independent 'As part of Phaidon's Contemporary Artists series, Peter Doig provides a comprehensive look at the artist's oeuvre...' Men's Vogue