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Peter Mcdonald

(1973 )
MCDONALD Peter Radio Phone-in

Sotheby's
Nov 21, 2017
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Artworks in Arcadja
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Peter Mcdonald - Hidden Weapons

Peter Mcdonald - Hidden Weapons

Original 2006
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Lot number: 53
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Peter McDonald (b. 1973), Hidden Weapons, Painting, 2006
Acrylic on canvas
Japan/England, 2006
Peter McDonald (b. 1973) – Japanese-English artist
Signed, dated and titled in pencil on the reverse \‘Peter McDonald 2006 HIDDEN WEAPONS\’\’\’\’
Stretcher: 200 x 200 cm
Very good condition
This object is sold through the Berlin office
Peter Mcdonald - The Sculpture

Peter Mcdonald - The Sculpture

Original 2004
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Lot number: 22
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LOT 22
- PETER MCDONALD
B. 1973
THE SCULPTURE
7,000—10,000 GBP
measurements
200 by 163cm.; 78¾ by 64¼in.
Description
signed, titled, and dated 2004 on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
PROVENANCE
Kate MacGarry, London, where acquired by the present owner inJanuary 2005
EXHIBITED
London, Kate MacGarry, Peter McDonald, 14th January - 20thFebruary 2005.
CATALOGUE NOTE
Peter McDonald's work explores the human condition through abrightly coloured world of indeterminate characters presented inimaginary settings. Featureless, balloon-like heads are combinedwith imagery McDonald has gleaned from newspapers, magazines andeveryday scenes, creating a unique pictorial language and apiercing insight into the absurdities and idiosyncrasies of modernsociety. While much of McDonald's work documents figures in dailysituations, such as at the hairdresser, in a tube station, orplaying snooker, the present work, executed in 2004, takes on amore conceptual vocabulary. Made up of an abstract web of indicesat once haphazard and precise, confusing and logical, TheSculpture focuses on the whirring cogs of the human mind. Thematrix of interlocking forms are a nod to the work of Sue Williamsand present McDonald's vision of the internal reflections of theindividual psyche as it computes the external world. The disclosureof each figure's mental processes also generates a conceptual threedimensionality, a literal 'sculpture' of each figure's mentalexperience of life which is expressive of both the chaos andexcitement of modern society. Moreover, the inflated andtransparent ovoid of the figure's head on the left continues wellbeyond the perimeters of the canvas and out into the viewer'splane, thus creating an intimate dialogue between the viewer, thefigure and the figure's thoughts. The translucent quality of thepaint also invites the viewer further into the illusory space deepwithin the composition and McDonald has explained that thistrademark transparency 'helps depict the dissolution of boundariesbetween people and their environment' (the Artist, quoted in TheObserver , 20 September 2009). Awarded the prestigious John Moores Painting Prize in 2008 forhis work Fontana - a depiction of the artist LucioFontana slashing an ovoid canvas - McDonald undertook a residencyat Southwark Underground station in London in 2009. The resultingmural, Art for Everybody , was a vibrant and monumentalthirty-seven metre frieze inspired by the lively London undergroundstaff and visitors to the nearby Tate Modern. Just as in TheSculpture , the artist's facility for acute observation andintuitive colouring were perfectly captured, culminating inMcDonald's characteristic combination of irreverence and insight.Indeed, as he himself has observed, 'seeing, hearing, feeling – allthis gives you a way into some sort of vision' (the Artist, quotedin The Observer , 20 September 2009).
Peter Mcdonald - Untitled

Peter Mcdonald - Untitled

Original 2003
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Lot number: 203
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LOT 203
- PETER MCDONALD
B. 1973
PAINTING
6,000—8,000 GBP
measurements
measurements
each: 221 by 164cm.; 87 by 64 1/2 in.
alternate measurements
overall: 221 by 328cm.; 87 by 129in.
Description
each panel: signed, titled and dated 2003 on the reverse; signedand dated 14/04/03 on the stretcher
acrylic and gouache on canvas, in two parts
PROVENANCE
Kate MacGarry, LondonAcquired directly from the above by the present owner in 2004
EXHIBITED
London, Kate MacGarry, Painting, 2004
LITERATURE AND REFERENCES
Kate MacGarry, Peter Mc Donald: Teaching, Airport, Hair Salon,Bakery, Snooker, Rotterdam 2007, pp. 74-75,illustrated in colour
CATALOGUE NOTE
Peter McDonald's work explores the human condition through abrightly coloured world of indeterminate characters presented inimaginary settings. Featureless, balloon-like heads are combinedwith imagery McDonald has gleaned from newspapers, magazines andeveryday scenes, creating a unique pictorial language and apiercing insight into the absurdities and idiosyncrasies of modernsociety. Executed in 2003, Painting captures a faceless artist,paintbrush in hand, at work on an oversized rectangular canvas. Therear wall of the imagined studio space is decorated with a medleyof candy coloured paintings, while the artist's tools are arrangedon a wooden trolley. The inflated ovoid of the figure's head – atrademark of McDonald's artistic vocabulary - along with theelongated canvas on which he paints, stretches across the pictureplane in both a visual and physical link between the work's twoconstituent panels. Taking his inspiration from daily life,McDonald adapts his source imagery into small sketches, which arein turn developed into painted works on paper, before being furtherrefined and distilled when translated onto canvas. As the processevolves, figures morph into ciphers, while colours overlap andmerge across the composition. McDonald says of this process, "thetransparent effect is an illusion in many cases. I mix the mergingcolours to produce a see-through effect. Sometimes the heads mergewith the background too, which helps to create depth in the pictureplane. Visually, this also helps depict the dissolution ofboundaries between people and their environment" (the artistwriting in: The Observer , 20 September 2009). Awarded the prestigious John Moores Painting Prize in 2008 forhis work Fontana - a depiction of the artist LucioFontana slashing an ovoid canvas - McDonald has most recentlyundertaken a residency at Southwark Underground station in London.The resulting mural, Art for Everybody , is a vibrant andmonumental thirty-seven metre frieze inspired by the lively Londonunderground staff and visitors to the nearby Tate Modern. Just asin Painting , the artist's facility for acute observation andintuitive colouring are perfectly captured, culminating inMcDonald's trademark combination of irreverence and insight.Indeed, as he himself has observed, "seeing, hearing, feeling – allthis gives you a way into some sort of vision" (the artist citedin: The Observer , 20 September 2009).
Peter Mcdonald - Apartments

Peter Mcdonald - Apartments

Original 2007
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Lot number: 30
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Peter Mc Donald (b. 1973) Lot 30: PETER MCDONALD | Apartments Description: signed, titled and dated '2007' on the reverse acrylic on canvas Dimensions: 163 by 102 cm.; 64 1/8 by 40 1/8 in.
Peter Mcdonald - Radio Phone-in

Peter Mcdonald - Radio Phone-in

Original 2006
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Lot number: 59
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Peter Mc Donald RADIO PHONE-IN B. 1973 signed, titled and dated 2006 on the reverse acrylic and silver paint on canvas 81.2 by 114.2 cm. 32 by 45 in.
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