DOIG TO LEAD FRIEZE WEEKA monumental investigation into the mechanics of vision and memoryRead more
Peter Doig’s Cabin Essence, executed between 1993 and 1994, is the largest and finest work within the artist’s celebrated sequence of nine Concrete Cabins paintings, completed over a period of seven years. This vision of Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation, the architect’s communal utopia, and one of the most important modernist buildings of all time, recalls the work of Cezanne, Mondrian and Richter, simultaneously blurring the distinction between dream and memory. Attracted by the combination of ‘the built and the natural’, Doig explains, ‘I wanted to try to make a painting that suggested walking, approaching something.’ The work is offered in our Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 16 October 2015 in London.
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