PETER DOIG "CANOE ISLAND" SILKSCREEN, 2000
In 2007, Peter Doig became a household name when his painting “White Canoe” sold for over $10 million at auction, setting the record at the time for the highest price fetched by a living European artist.
By the age of 50, Doig had major retrospectives at the Tate Britain, the Paris Museum of Modern Art, and the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt.
Doig’s works draw their inspiration and imagery from a variety of sources including photographs, art history, film stills, posters, and magazines as well as his own experiences living in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Trinidad.
Both his palette and his subject matter reference his international experiences and background.
Caviar20 is very excited to offer “Canoe- Island” (2000), which depicts a familiar Doig motif—the solitary canoeist.
In this work, both the brilliant sunset and the disconcerting depths of the water surround the lone figure as he canoes past the ruins of an abandoned prison.
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Silkscreen printed on paper
#189 from the edition of 300
Signed, dated and numbered 189/300 by the artist
40"H 30"W (artwork)
47"H 37"W (framed)