Peter Doig painting sets £8.4m record

Country-Rock (Wing Mirror) sold for �8.4m

Country-Rock (Wing Mirror) sold for �8.4m

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Edinburgh-born artist Peter Doig has set a new price record after one of his paintings sold for £8.4 million.

Country-Rock (Wing Mirror), a simple oil canvas showing a “rainbow tunnel” as seen from a Canadian road, was painted in 1999 and is one of three of a Toronto tunnel which are highly prized by Doig lovers.

It was expected to break the £10m barrier at Sotherby’s in London but came short at £8,482,500 in the end.