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Vettriano's work dismissed as soft porn

Bernat Klein CBE, the visionary fashion textile designer who made Scotland his adoptive home in 1945 , has dismissed the paintings of Jack Vettriano. “They’re nothing more than soft porn, which I don’t care for at all,” he claimed.Klein’s work has been described as “A wonderfully lyrical evocation of the Scottish landscape in tactile yarns,…

Jack Vettriano reveals hidden talent as singer

Jack Vettriano and writer Ian Rankin appear on a CD as backing singers for a the band St Jude’s Infirmary.They sang in the choir for a track on St Jude’s Infirmary’s new album.Rebus creator Rankin, 47, also did the spoken word section of the song, At The Foot Of The Walk. 56-year-old Vettriano – whose…

Jack Vettriano paintings sold at auction – Boy Boating

Two early paintings by the artist Jack Vettriano have gone under the hammer in Edinburgh for almost £10,000. The paintings, which were sold to a private collection in Scotland, were completed by the artist in the 1980s. Vettriano recently brushed aside claims he had copied some of his most famous paintings from an art manual….

November print sale – Macara and Mills

Photogold has announced its November print sale with great savings on limited edition giclee prints by Andrew Macara, Keith Mills and Malcolm Ludvigsen. All the prints are presentation wrapped and supplied in a 4″ double mount with extra deep bevel . Prices start from £90. 25% off Harbour by Andrew Macara . Limited edition mounted…

Early Vettriano paintings for sale

Two paintings by Jack Vettriano go up for sale at auction today.One of the paintings, called Gathering Shells, is a rare example of the Fife artist’s watercolour skills and could attract interest from the keenest collectors of his work. Initial estimates say it will sell for between £2000-£3000, but it could go for much more…