Doig or didn't he? (ctd.)

January 19 2023

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Picture: New York Times

Long-time readers may remember a case from back in 2016, where the British artist was sued by a US dealer and collector over claims he was wrongfully disowning a work he had painted in his youth, while in prison. Doig was obliged to prove he hadn't been in jail, and hadn't painted the picture, and that it was in fact by someone entirely different, who had been in the jail at the time, called Peter Doige. Anyway, the case rumbled on and on, and finally Doig has been awarded $2.5m for his troubles. More here in The Art Newspaper

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