Jonathan Jones said about him: "Amid all the nonsense, impostors, rhetorical bullshit and sheer trash that pass for art in the 21st century, Doig is a jewel of genuine imagination, sincere work and humble creativity." Girl in White with Trees, 2001.
I am not sure I had ever even heard of Doig until this week, and I only discovered him because he is embroiled in a bizarre lawsuit. A certain retired reform school guard in Canada has a painting signed Pete Doige 76, which he says was sold to him for $100 by a kid who did it in a reform school art class. He now claims that this Pete Doige was the same person as the famous Peter Doig, which would make his painting worth millions, but Doig denies it. Based on the news accounts, it seems that the guard is wrong and that Peter Doige is a different person who died in 2012. But there are lots of weird coincidences. The guard says the painter had been jailed for using LSD, and Doig admits to using LSD as a Canadian teenager. The guard insists that the kid he remembers looked a lot like Doig. The painting actually looks kind of like Doig's work. Bizarre. I am not reproducing the painting here, because Doig will have enough trouble keeping it out of his oeuvre without my contributing to the mess. You can see it here.