Peter Doig - Briey - 1994 / 2018
Conceived as an ideal living space, the Unité d’Habitation apartments in Briey-en-Forêt, north east France – one of several such visionary postwar projects designed by the modernist architect Le Corbusier - opened in 1961. The apartment block fell into disrepair and was derelict by 1973, until subsequently reclaimed for habitation.
In the early 1990s Peter Doig was involved with a group of architects and artists who operated from the building. He used a handheld video camera to capture the disorientating experience of moving through the surrounding woods towards the building. Between 1991 and 1999 Doig worked from the still images and were the basis for his 9 ‘Concrete Cabin’ paintings.
This limited edition Xerox print comes from one of Doig's stills. The architecture appears and disappears within the screen of branches, so that foreground and background are held together in tension, opening up the drama within the surface of the image. This still was also the basis for his 1996 etching 'Concrete Cabin' which was part of his portfolio 'Ten Etchings'.
Medium: Digital xerox print
Size: 27.9 cm x 22.9 cm / 11" x 8.5"
Edition of 50 + 10 AP
Hand signed, dated and numbered in pencil on front
Price: € 600
This limited edition Peter Doig print is available at New Art Editions
Watch this lovely and highly informative video about Peter Doig’s painting 'Cabin Essence', which was offered in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening sale on 16 October 2015 at Christies in London.