Horse and Rider II, 2014
En route to a self-portrait
Peter Doig produced the etchings Horse and Rider I and Horse and Rider II while working on his large self-portrait Man on Horse, which was shown in 2014 at the Fondation Beyeler. The etchings were printed by Druckwerkstatt Olten in collaboration with the artist in a signed and numbered edition of 30.
The etching Horse and Rider II was reworked with a second copper plate and is thus an overprinted version of the first print, Horse and Rider I. This process is typical of Doig’s printmaking. He often works on his plates and etchings in different techniques and takes several prints from them. The two Art Editions thus provide an insight into Peter Doig’s way of working.
Printmaking plays an important role in the Scottish artist’s creative process. Here he can explore his themes and develop ideas in an uninhibited manner. Doig’s prints captivate us with their innovative energy and bear witness to his inventiveness.
Created on the occasion of the Peter Doig exhibition held from November 23, 2014—March 22, 2015 at the Fondation Beyeler.
|Sheet size||50 x 38 cm|
|Image size||36 x 24 cm|
|Technique||Etching printed from copper plate onto Zerkall paper, 350g/m2|
|Signature||numbered and signed|