Gallery Met: Siegfried + Poster Project

Siegfried + Poster Project
On the occasion of the new production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen
Peter Doig
September 27, 2011 – December 31, 2011

The third exhibition in conjunction with the Met’s new production of the Ring cycle, coinciding with the premiere of Siegfried, Peter Doig’s Siegfried + Poster Projectcontained four large-scale distemper posters with images of the opera’s hero. In addition, one large-scale painting, Siegfried & Brünnhilde, hung inside the opera house, at the top of the stairs to the Grand Tier. Doig, who is well aware of the passionate attachment Ringlovers have to Wagner’s masterwork, said, “I’m not by any means a Wagner person, so it’s a real challenge to take it in and give it an interpretation. The Ring has got such a mystique about it, and history, and people become obsessed with it. Having listened so much recently whilst painting, I am beginning to understand why.”

Siegfried (by moonlight), 2011
distemper on paper
79 x 52 inches
Courtesy the artist, Gavin Brown's enterprise, NY, and Michael Werner Gallery, NY and London

Siegfried (bird), 2011
distemper on paper
79 x 52 inches
Courtesy the artist, Gavin Brown's enterprise, NY, and Michael Werner Gallery, NY and London

Siegfried (kiss), 2011
distemper on paper
79 x 52 inches
Courtesy the artist, Gavin Brown's enterprise, NY, and Michael Werner Gallery, NY and London

Ring of Fire, 2011
oil on paper
20 x 27 inches
Courtesy the artist, Gavin Brown's enterprise, NY, and Michael Werner Gallery, NY and London 

Siegfried & Brünnhilde (Mountain top), 2011
oil and charcoal on paper
20 x 27 inches
Courtesy the artist, Gavin Brown's enterprise, NY, and Michael Werner Gallery, NY and London

Awakening, 2011
oil and charcoal on paper
20 x 27 inches
Courtesy the artist, Gavin Brown's enterprise, NY, and Michael Werner Gallery, NY and London

Siegfried & Roy, 2011
oil on paper
20 x 27 inches
Courtesy the artist, Gavin Brown's enterprise, NY, and Michael Werner Gallery, NY and London

Cocoon, 2011
oil on paper
20 x 27 inches
Courtesy the artist, Gavin Brown's enterprise, NY, and Michael Werner Gallery, NY and London

Siegfried by Moonlight, 2011
gum arabic and pigment on paper
21.5 x 13 inches
Courtesy the artist, Gavin Brown's enterprise, NY, and Michael Werner Gallery, NY and London

Siegfried (for banner), 2011
gouache on paper
21.5 x 13 inches
Courtesy the artist, Gavin Brown's enterprise, NY, and Michael Werner Gallery, NY and London

Study for banner, 2011
watercolor, ink and gouache on paper
19.5 x 11 inches
Courtesy the artist, Gavin Brown's enterprise, NY, and Michael Werner Gallery, NY and London

Bloodbath, 2011
watercolor on tracing paper
13.5 x 11 inches
Courtesy the artist, Gavin Brown's enterprise, NY, and Michael Werner Gallery, NY and London

Study for Siegfried by Moonlight, 2011
watercolor, gouache and gum arabic on paper
21.5 x 20 inches
Courtesy the artist, Gavin Brown's enterprise, NY, and Michael Werner Gallery, NY and London

Siegfried (Dragon's blood), 2011
distemper on poster
79 x 52 inches
Courtesy the artist, Gavin Brown's enterprise, NY, and Michael Werner Gallery, NY and London

Siegfried & Brünnhilde, 2011
distemper and gesso on linen
71 x 119 inches
Courtesy the artist, Gavin Brown's enterprise, NY, and Michael Werner Gallery, NY and London

Installation view of Peter Doig’s Siegfried + Poster Project.

Installation view of Peter Doig’s Siegfried + Poster Project.

Installation view of Peter Doig’s Siegfried + Poster Project.

Installation view of Peter Doig's Siegfried & Brünnhilde on the Grand Tier.

Installation view of Peter Doig's Siegfried & Brünnhilde on the Grand Tier.