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    Sale 12245

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction

    7 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 271

    PETER DOIG (B. 1959)

    Bellevarde

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    PETER DOIG (B. 1959)
    Bellevarde
    oil on paper
    22 ½ x 28 ½in. (57 x 72.5cm.)
    Painted in 1995


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    “I often use heightened colours to create a sense of the experience or mood or feeling of being there, but it’s not a scientific process. I think the paintings always refer back to a reality that we all have experience of. We have all seen incredible sunsets. We’ve all experienced the sensation of light dropping and producing strange natural effects, and I think in a way I am using these natural phenomena and amplifying them through the materiality of paint and the activity of painting... When I was making the ‘snow’ paintings I was looking a lot at Monet, where there is this incredibly extreme, apparently exaggerated use of colour.” (P. DOIG, quoted in ‘Peter Doig: Twenty Questions (extract), 2001’, in A. Searle et al. (eds.), Peter Doig, London 2007, p. 132)

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    Provenance

    Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1995.