Original Doig wine label sells for £40k

10th July, 2015 by Rupert Millar

The original artwork for a wine label by a renowned contemporary artist has been sold for £40,000 with all proceeds going to the charity WWF to help combat the use of tiger bones in “wine” in Asia.

peter-doig-caelestis-painting-for-wwf-2015The artwork was commissioned for biodynamic wine “Cælestis” produced in Saint Emilion, at Alain Moueix’s estate Château Fonroque.

Peter Doig was commissioned to design a label for the 2011 vintage and donated the original for the auction which was conducted by Drewatts & Bloomsbury Auctions in London last week.

The Scottish-born painter is renowned for his figurative works which have been exhibited at Tate Britain, Dallas Museum of Art and Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris among others.

In 2007 his painting White Canoe sold for US$11.3 million – a record at the time for a living European artist.

The funds will all go to the wildlife charity WWF to support its work in the UK, Portugal, Poland, Canada, the US, China and Hong Kong to bring public attention – especially in Asia – to the problems of using tiger bones in wine.

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