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 Project contained 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 Ring lovers 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.