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    Friday, October 23rd, 2020

    The live streamed London to Paris auction at Christie’s achieved £90.2 million last evening. Peter Doig’s Boiler House led the evening sale series when it sold for £13.8 million. David Hockney’s Portrait of Sir David Webster, sold to raise funds for London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, made £12.8 million. The Paris avant garde section was led by Pierre Soulages, whose Peinture 162 x 130 cm, 9 juillet 1961  sold for €5,392,500. Over 190,000 viewers tuned into the sales through Facebook, You Tube, and Christie’s Live.

    PETER DOIG (B. 1959) – Boiler House


    Thursday, August 30th, 2018

    The art of visionary collector David Teiger is to the sold at Sotheby’s in a sale titled The History of Now.  Sotheby’s will sent the $100 million collection through a series of global sales set to launch with a dedicated evening auction in London this October.  For visionary collector, patron and museum trustee David Teiger, art took precedence over all else. Redefining the meaning of connoisseurship and great collecting, Teiger considered himself a custodian of the work as opposed to its owner. A consummate collector who maintained clarity of vision and purpose over so many styles and decades in a way few collectors could, he built a kaleidoscopic collection daringly ahead of its time.

    The History of Now in London on October 5 will present Teiger’s esteemed private collection. Following his exceptionally generous lifelong support of museums, curators and institutions, proceeds from the series of sales will benefit Teiger Foundation – soon to be one of the world’s largest and most significant contemporary art foundations – set up to support and promote excellence in contemporary art.

    Lisa Dennison, Chairman, Sotheby’s Americas, said: “David’s extraordinary generosity and long tradition of supporting artists, curators, gallerists, and museums was unique. He fully understood the eco-system of the art world, and his patronage extended to a broad range of individuals and institutions in order to empower them to do their best work. His legacy will live on in his Foundation and the initiatives they will sponsor to support Contemporary Art.”

    Peter Doig, Buffalo Station I (1997-8), Estimate in excess of £6million

    Chris Ofili, Afromantics (2000-2), Estimate in excess of £1million


    Thursday, March 8th, 2018

    Rudolf Stingel, Untitled (2009), oil on canvas sold for £4.6 million.

    Peter Doig’s Toronto painting – The Architect’s Home in the Ravine – was the top lot at Sotheby’s contemporary art evening sale in London tonight.  It made £14.4 million.

    A packed London saleroom witnessed intense bidding on the phones for Rudolf Stingel’s monumental mountainscape Untited (2009).  This theatrical view of the Tyrolean Alps near Merano, Italy sold for £4.6 million. Christopher Wool’s  Untitled soared over its high estimate to reach £10.4 million, and a trio of abstract works by Gerhard Richter achieved a combined total of £21.3 million.

    The evening sale realised a total of £109,292,700.

    (See posts on for February 16, 2018 and February 11, 2016)


    Friday, February 16th, 2018

    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)


    Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

    Peter Doig’s Cobourg 3 + 1 More

    The Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction at Christie’s in London totalled £96,384,000. The top price of the evening was for Peter Doig’s Cobourg 3 + 1 More, which saw determined bidding in the saleroom and on the phone and sold for £12,709,000. Mark Rothko’s No. 1 (1949) made £10,693,000. Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Self Portrait, from the collection of U2’s Adam Clayton made £2,225,000. The appeal of contemporary European masters was demonstrated by Jean Dubuffet’s painting Être et poraître (To Be and to Seem) which made £10,021,000.

    Edmond Francey, Head of Department, Post-War and Contemporary Art, London said: “The exceptional sell-through rates of 95% by lot and 98% by value demonstrate that Christie’s is able to anticipate and meet the demands of the market today. The prices achieved for American artists demonstrate that they are a significant force and London is an international platform, with top prices achieved for Carl Andre, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Alexander Calder, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko and Andy Warhol. Jean Dubuffet was another major highlight selling above estimate. The evening opened with record prices at auction for Wolfgang Tillmans, currently the subject of a celebrated retrospective at Tate Modern, quickly followed by records for Cecily Brown, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Henry Taylor, Albert Oehlen, Carol Rama and Günther Uecker.”

    The total to date for 20th Century at Christie’s series of sales is £258,313,636.
    (See post on for February 10, 2017).


    Monday, February 6th, 2017

    Peter Doig – Cobourg 3 + 1 More (1994).

    Peter Doig’s Cobourg 3 + 1 More (1994) comes up at Christie’s post war and contemporary art evening auction on March 7 in London. A visionary apparition rendered on a majestic scale, Cobourg 3 + 1 More conjures a distant, half-remembered reality beneath a shimmering membrane of scattered pigment. It is among the  icons of Doig’s early oeuvre. Acquired in 1994 by German insurance company Provinzial Rheinland Cobourg 3 + 1 More comes to auction for the first time in its history. Estimated at £8-12 million it will be at Christie’s New York from February 24 to 26 February and at King Street in London from March 3. Provinzial Rheinland will use the proceeds of the sale to uphold a long-standing tradition of engagement with the arts and culture in the Rhine region and to continue to acquire works of young contemporary artists.

    Francis Outred, Chairman and Head of Post War and Contemporary Art, EMERI said:  “Back in 1994 when the tendency was for cool conceptual art, Provinzial Rheinland displayed a brave collecting vision by recognising that Peter Doig was developing a new approach to painting which gave new life and energy to the medium. Standing in front of this work one is taken to a different world and through the whiteout gradually we see a memory of his childhood home landscape and begin to pick out the silhouettes of Doig himself and his brother. Up close the thick texture of snow and staccato brushmarks create a tapestry of paint, the like of which nobody had seen before.”


    Thursday, February 11th, 2016

    Peter Doig’s The Architect’s Home in the Ravine, painted in 1991, was the top lot at Christie’s Post War and Contemporary auction in London tonight.  It made £11,282,500 in a sale which brought in £58,099,000.  Registered bidders from 42 countries across four continents took part in an auction where 51% of works sold above estimate and 38% were within estimate.

    Works that were hotly contested included David Hockney’s Beach Umbrella (1971), which made £3,106,500. Three works by Alexander Calder from the Arthur and Anita Kahn Collection realised a total of £3,439,500 led by Crag with Yellow Boomerang and Red Eggplant (1974), which sold for £1,874,500. Zeitpunkt: Das Massaker von Muenchen (Point of time: The Massacre of Munich) by Joseph Beuys sold for £854,500 and Untitled (1973) by Robert Mangold, made £746,500. Each set a new world record for the artist.  The Yves Klein illustrated below, estimated at £8-14 million, failed to sell.  Francis Bacon’s Two Figures (1975) sold for £5.4 million. A self portrait conjoined with the figure of George Dyer it was painted in Paris shortly after Dyer’s suicide. It was from the collection of Michael Peppiatt, a leading biographer and curator of Bacon.

    Peter Doig - The architect's home in the ravine.

    Peter Doig – The architect’s home in the ravine.

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