Doig, Peter

Kings Cross Mosquito


Artist: Peter Doig
Date: 2000
Format: Framed etching

Peter Doig’s etchingKings Cross Mosquito,

is an image of night-time menace. Under the cover of darkness, a mosquito perches on a hairy section of exposed skin. The mosquito’s belly is a deep blood red, suggesting that it has already gorged on the available flesh. Doig’s work is one of a portfolio of ten prints collectively entitled Bugs. The portfolio was published by the Byam Shaw School of Art in London.


– extract from Tate Website


Also in Bugs series:

Swarm by Fiona Banner

Spiders Leg at 400x by Anya Gallaccio

Wasp by Tacita Dean

image of Peter Doig's King's Cross Mosquito