Here Are Peter Doig’s Top 10 Works at Auction, as He Defends Himself at Trial

His market is on the rise.

Peter Doig Swamped (1990). Photo: Christie's.
Peter Doig Swamped (1990). Photo: Christie's.

Scottish-born artist Peter Doig is on trial in Chicago this week, in a case that has many legal experts scratching their heads. He’s being sued by a former corrections officer who says he owns a painting by Doig; Doig says it’s not his, and the owner is suing for millions.

So what are the auction prices that convinced Robert Fletcher and Chicago art dealer Peter Bartlow that they had struck gold with their supposed Doig canvas? Here are the artist’s top 10 auction sales, drawing on data from the artnet Price Database.

Notably, Doig’s market is on the rise. Nine of his top 10 prices came within the last three years; two of them were set by the same painting three years apart.

Peter Doig Swamped (1990). Photo: Christie's.

Peter Doig Swamped (1990). Courtesy Christie’s.

1. $25.9 million for Swamped (1990), at Christie’s New York, May 2015

Peter Doig,<em>Pine House (Rooms for Rent)</em> (1994).<br>Courtesy Christie's.

Peter Doig,Pine House (Rooms for Rent) (1994). Courtesy Christie’s.

2. $18 million for Pine House (Rooms for Rent) (1994), at Christie’s New York, November 2014

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Detail of Peter Doig, Gasthof (2002–04). Courtesy Christies Images Ltd. 2014.

3. $17 million for Gasthof (2002–04), at Christie’s London, July 2014

Peter Doig, The Architect's Home in the Ravine, 1991

Peter Doig, The Architect’s Home in the Ravine, 1991. Courtesy Christie’s.

4. $16.3 million for The Architect’s Home in the Ravine (1991), at Christie’s London, February 2016

Peter Doig, <i>Cabin Essence<i> (1993-1994). Courtesy Christie's.

Peter Doig, Cabin Essence (1993-1994). Courtesy Christie’s.

5. $14.8 million for Cabin Essence (1993–94), at Christie’s London, October 2015

Peter Doig, <i>Country-rock (Wing-mirror)</i> (1999). Courtesy Sotheby's.

Peter Doig, Country-rock (Wing-mirror) (1999). Courtesy Sotheby’s.

6. $14.5 million for Country-rock (Wing-mirror) (1999), at Sotheby’s London, in June 2014

Peter Doig, <i>Road House</i> (1991). Courtesy Christie's.

Peter Doig, Road House (1991). Courtesy Christie’s.

7. $11.9 million for Road House (1991), at Christie’s New York, in May 2014

Peter Doig, The Architect's Home in the Ravine, 1991

Peter Doig, The Architect’s Home in the Ravine, 1991. Courtesy Christie’s.

8. $11.9 million for The Architect’s Home in the Ravine (1991), at Christie’s London, February 2013

Peter Doig, <i>Jetty</i> (1994). Courtesy Christie's.

Peter Doig, Jetty (1994). Courtesy Christie’s.

9. $11.3 million for Jetty (1994), at Christie’s London, June 2013

Peter Doig, <i>White Canoe</i> (1990–91). Courtesy Sotheby's.

Peter Doig, White Canoe (1990–91). Courtesy Sotheby’s.

10. $11.2 million for White Canoe (circa 1990–91), at Sotheby’s London, June 2007

 


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