Peter Doig’s early painting of a snow storm is coming up in London’s Contemporary sale at Christie’s, according to the Scottish Herald:
Executed in London in 1994, the painting was acquired that year by German insurance company Provinzial Rheinland. It will go under the hammer for the first time at Christie’s Post War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on March 7. It is estimated to fetch up to £12m Doig, 57, painted Cobourg 3 + 1 More at age 35. The work has been described as “one of the great icons of his early oeuvre”.
Francis Outred, Christie’s head of post war and contemporary art, said: “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.
Peter Doig Blizzard painting on course to fetch cool £12m at auction (HeraldScotland)