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Hill Houses

© Peter Doig. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2020. Photo credit: British Council Collection

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In 1990, Peter Doig had just finished an MA at Chelsea School of Art and as a winner of the Whitechapel Artists Award was on the cusp of recognition. He was producing paintings that beat a path away from the mainstream: 'In the late 1980s and early 1990s most art had a clean, contemporary, slick look … I purposely made works that were hand-made and homely looking.' Distinctive Doig territory is staked out in 'Hill Houses', a frosty mirage that whiffs of narrative and memory, beckoning beyond the unframed canvas to something as un-contemporary as Monet's 'Water Lilies'.

British Council Collection

London


Date

1990–1991

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 199.9 x W 239 cm

Accession number

P5866

Acquisition method

purchased from the Serpentine Gallery, 1991

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

verso upper l: PETER DOIG Dec. 1990/81 'HILL HOUSE'S'


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British Council Collection

Visual Arts, Arts Group, 10 Spring Gardens, London, Greater London SW1A 2BN England

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