Peter Doig Speaks to Demand for his Work and How He Attempts to Ignore It

December 16th, 2012

In 2007, Peter Doig saw his prices skyrocket, due to an auction in which his “White Canoe” sold for $11.3 million, several times over the presale estimate of $1.5 million. Overnight he became the most expensive living European artist. The following year, Tate Britian mounted a midcareer retrospective. Doig discusses how he has had to block out thoughts of the sudden spike in prices to stay focused and successful creatively. Recently, Michael Werner Gallery inaugurated its new Mayfair gallery with a solo show by the artist. Prices range from $250,000 to $3 million.

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