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Here Are Peter Doig's Top 10 Favorite House Painters of All Time (Really)

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Here Are Peter Doig's Top 10 Favorite House Painters of All Time (Really)
Detail of Peter Doig's Red House, 1995

In 1994, the British artist and curator Matthew Higgs asked a group of artists showing at London’s Cabinet Gallery to each produce their own top ten list on a subject of their choice, to be published as part of Higgs’s publishing project Imprint 93 (itself the subject of an upcoming retrospective at Whitechapel Gallery, opening September 2016). Here, we’ve reproduced the painter Peter Doig’s choices for the best painters of houses, from Courbet to Ruscha. For more on Doig and his work, pick up a copy of Phaidon’s monograph Peter Doig from their Contemporary Artist Series.

 

1. GUSTAVE COURBET
Château de Chillon
1874

Gustave Courbet Chateau de Chillon

 

2. ERIC FISCHL
Saigon, Minnesota
1985

Eric Fischl Saigon, Minnesota

 

3. LEMOINE FITZGERALD
Doc Snider's House
1937

 LeMoine Fitzgerald Doc Snyder's House

 

4. EDWARD HOPPER
House by the Railroad
1925

Edward Hopper House by the Railroad

 

5. MARTIN KIPPENBERGER
Three Buildings with Slits
1985

Martin Kippenberger Three Buildings with Slits

 

6. RENÉ MAGRITTE
The Revelation of the Present
1936

Rene Magritte The Revelation of the Present

 

7. DAVID MILNE
Ollie Matson's House
1932

David Milne Ollie Matson's House

 

8. EDVARD MUNCH 
Red Virginia Creeper
1898-1900

Edvard Munch Red Virginia Creeper

 

9. JEFFREY DENNIS
House of Light
1985

Jeffrey Dennis House of Light

 

10. ED RUSCHA
F House
1987

Ed Ruscha F House

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