Since the mid-1990s, renowned artist Peter Doig has depicted snow sports in his paintings and prints drawing on his experiences as an adolescent in Canada. For this limited edition work, Doig chose The Wonders of Ski-ing, using a 1933 translation of the second German edition of Wunder des Schneeschuhs, first published in 1925.  As Doig often works from photographs and film stills to create his art, his choice of this book, with its hundreds of black-and-white photos and film stills depicting skiing techniques, makes it an apropos choice.

This hardcover book is housed in a clamshell box covered in tan-colored paper. For this edition, Doig designed an illustrated bookplate that is inserted loose inside the front cover of the book. An original etching by the artist featuring a skier is also included and is protected by a folder of glassine and housed in the box with the book.

Created as part of the Edition Ex Libris series of books edited by Gerhard Theewen and published by Salon Verlag, this book was issued in an edition of 40. The illustrated bookplate and the etching are initialed by the artist and numbered 38/40.

 

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