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    Peter Doig, The Architect’s Home in the Ravine (1991

    The Architect’s home in the Ravine by Britain’s most expensive living artist Peter Doig will headline Sotheby’s Contemporary Art evening auction in London on March 7.  Painted in 1991 and estimated at £14-18 million it last changed hands at Christie’s in London two years ago when it sold for £11,282,500.   In 1991, just a year after graduating from his Master’s degree at Chelsea, Doig was awarded the highly prestigious Whitechapel Artist’s award.

    This was  one of only four works the artist chose to be included in the subsequent show at the Whitechapel Gallery. Others include Iron Hill (1991) which became the first work by the artist to sell for over £1 million at Sotheby’s auction in 2006, and Rosedale (1991) which established a new $28.8 million auction record for any living British artist last year.   The Architect’s Home in the Ravine refers to a building remembered from the artist’s childhood in Canada – the home of Eberhard Zeidler, which is situated in the wealthy Toronto suburb of Rosedale.

    Three of the four highest prices for the artist at auction have been set in the past 12 months.

    (See post on for February 11, 2016)

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