Remember that strange story of the former prison guard who insisted he befriended Peter Doig while the artist served a short sentence in prison for a drug-related arrest? The work in question was signed by an artist named Doige. Now, Peter Doig’s lawyers have gone to great lengths to find the real Doige and get is sister to attest to the validity of his art work:
The lawyers say they have found the real Peter Doige behind the work, who had been an inmate at the facility in the 1970s and is now dead. Not only that, they believe they have cast-iron proof that will scupper the action after tracking down the dead man’s sister, Marilyn Doige Bovard, who said in a sworn affidavit that the painting was her brother’s work.
She said: “The desert scene appears to be from around the area in Arizona to which our mother moved after she divorced our father.”