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Peter Doig (Contemporary Artists) [Paperback]

Peter Doig
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17 Nov 2007 Contemporary Artists

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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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press (17 Nov 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714845043
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714845043
  • Product Dimensions: 28.8 x 24.9 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 125,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

About the Author

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 Musée 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 Années Pop’ (2001).

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5.0 out of 5 stars Peter Doig (Contemporary Artist) 16 Dec 2011
By A Basic
This is an excellent book including major paintings and projects of Peter Doig with overview from school days to MA studies and latest developments. Through interviews Doig is discussing ideas and developments of his career as an artist. Great book
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5.0 out of 5 stars just what i needed 26 April 2011
By pauly
Packed full of information including stunning pictures, really interesting too!! it is just what i needed to complete my A-level art essay
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good overview 21 Mar 2014
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Not only a good overview but also illustrated very well !! Definitely worth buying if you are interested in modern art.
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Doig is a veryspecial artist, and this book contains many of my favourite images, a must for any Doig fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Peter Doig. 26 Sep 2013
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Lived up to my expectations after I saw his exhibition in Edinburgh - will probably ask for the latest, on that exhibition, for a Christmas present.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Critique1 16 Aug 2013
By mike
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This particular book on PD lacked the 'stop you in your tracks' impact of PD's paintings.
As such it was not inspirational
Maybe the scale does not translate and / or the chosen subject matter too insipid.
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