Peter DoigDaytime Astronomy 1997

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Artist
Peter Doig (born 1959)
Title
Daytime Astronomy
Date 1997
MediumEtching on paper
Dimensionsimage: 200 x 299 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist and Charles Booth-Clibborn 1998
Reference
P11551
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Summary

Grasshopper is Doig’s third print portfolio, following Ten Etchings 1996 (Tate P11471-P11480) and Blizzard ’77 1997 (Tate P11554-P11561). It was produced in an edition of thirty-five. Tate’s copy is one of seven additional proof sets. Each print is individually signed and numbered ‘TC’ (Tate copy) by the artist. The portfolio is presented in a pale yellow, hinged solander box bearing the artist’s name in dark brown. The title and colophon pages were designed by Peter B. Willberg and printed in dark green. The contents were printed at Hope Sufferance Press, London on 350gsm Zerkall paper and published by Charles Booth-Clibborn under his imprint, The Paragon Press. Colour etching involves a layering process sympathetic to Doig’s painting process of building up colours and image in many stages… (read more)

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