Peter Doig's County Rock valued in excess of $15m at Sotheby's London


2015-06-26 13:45:08


Peter Doig's County Rock valued in excess of $15m at Sotheby's London

Peter Doig's County Rock is likely to set a new world record for the artist at auction

British artist Peter Doig's County Rock (Wing Mirror) is to feature in Sotheby's contemporary art sale on June 30 with an estimate said to be in excess of 9m ($15.1m).

County Rock Wing MirrorCounty Rock (Wing Mirror) is one of Peter Doig's most recognisable works

Cheyenne Westphal, co-global head of contemporary art at Sotheby's, commented: "The rainbow tunnel is one of the most prominent and resonant motifs in Doig's oeuvre.

"For lovers of Doig, it has a supreme status - akin only perhaps to that of the canoe - and of all the works in which the motif appears, the Country-Rock series is the apogee.

"Doig is a giant in the current market, and this particular work is fabled. Its appearance at auction represents an all-time first - and hugely exciting - opportunity for collectors."

The lot is likely to exceed the artist's current record, which was set at $11.9m for Road House in May this year.

The sale will also feature Francis Bacon's Three Studies for a Portrait of George Dyer.

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