In 2007, Peter Doig (b. 1959) became a household name when his painting “White Canoe” sold for $11.3 million at auction, setting the record at the time for the highest auction price by a living European artist.

By the age of 50, Doig had major retrospectives at the Tate Britain, the Paris Museum of Modern Art, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Art.

Doig’s works draw inspiration and imagery from a variety of sources including photographs, art history, film stills, posters, and magazines as well as his own experiences living in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Trinidad.

Born in Edinburgh, he moved to Trinidad as an infant. (Doig's father worked for a shipping company) A few years later the family relocated again to Montreal. As a boy growing up in Quebec Doig became an avid winter sportsman. Throughout his career he has depicted both hockey and skiing images. 

In the Ex Libris series, an artist is invited to select a book that has a special meaning to him or her. It is then reprinted by Salon Verlag and accompanied by an original bookplate, signed and numbered by the artist. In this case the book is one of the first ski manuals ever published, The Wonders of Ski-Ing: A Method of Correct Ski-Ing and Its Applications to Alpine Running by Hannes Schneider & Arnold Fanck from 1933. Peter Doig created a new cover for this book.

Like many of Doig's enigmatic images, this work is drawn from deeply personal memories and filtered through a dreamlike lenses with otherworldly hues. His works combine his own memories and experiences with photographic imagery, imagined or real.  

Additional images available on request. 

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Item #1: Special edition hardcover book

Apr 2007 
Languages: English 

288 pages, bound 
Facsimile reprint of 1933 with new cover by Peter Doig

Item #2: Ex Libris print 

Lithographic offset Bookplate

Signed, dated, and numbered by the artist

From an edition of 120

11"H 8.5”W 

Publisher: Salon Verlag Cologne, 2007

Very good condition


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