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Irving Penn has died , aged 92

Irving Penn, whose photographs revealed a taste for stark simplicity whether he was shooting celebrity portraits, fashion, still life or remote places of the world, died Wednesday at his Manhattan home. He was 92

About Photogold David

Photographer David Rankin set up the UK's first online prints gallery , Photogold , in 1998 http://www.photogold.co.uk

Jack Vettriano reveals new paintings

Jack Vettriano seems to have been inspired by the Riviera in France . He has announced a new set of 10 paintings based on the Clyde-built Tuiga – the flagship of the Yacht Club of Monaco .”Most people are stuck at the end of Berwick Pier doing landscapes and so to get invited to be involved with the Tuiga centenary was just lovely. Sometimes I just have to pinch myself and ask, ‘Is this really going on? Am I really here?’ . The paintings include The Masthead , Sunshine and Champagne, Mystery Man, Ship of Dreams and Below Deck.

About Photogold David

Photographer David Rankin set up the UK's first online prints gallery , Photogold , in 1998 http://www.photogold.co.uk

New Jack Vettriano auction

Sotheby’s is previewing its next Scottish art sale in Edinburgh in mid-September, before a London auction later in the month. For this it has managed to gather an impressive array of Scottish Colourists, including 10 works by t painter Jack Vettriano

About Photogold David

Photographer David Rankin set up the UK's first online prints gallery , Photogold , in 1998 http://www.photogold.co.uk

New portrait of Francis Bacon by Michael Clark

Jack Vettriano’s new publishing company Heartbreak Publishing have announced a new limited edition print of Francis Bacon .When asked to talk about his favourite artist in a newspaper interview , Vettriano chose Francis Bacon

About Photogold David

Photographer David Rankin set up the UK's first online prints gallery , Photogold , in 1998 http://www.photogold.co.uk

Rolf Harris painting of ten favourite Wimbledon champions

Rolf Harris unveiled his new painting in front of the players themselves, including Martina Navratilova and Bjorn Borg in London yesterday.

The artist selected five male and five female players who have won a Wimbledon singles title, with the champions ranging from current mens champion Roger Federer, to Suzanne Lenglen, who won her first title back in 1919.

About Photogold David

Photographer David Rankin set up the UK's first online prints gallery , Photogold , in 1998 http://www.photogold.co.uk

Dance me to the End of Love painting for sale

Two Jack Vettriano paintings are up for auction at Sothebys . Rough Trade, estimated at £100,000-150,000 (lot 150), and Dance Me to the End of Love, estimated at £100,000-150,000 (lot 149), are of particular note in this group. Dance Me to the End of Love is one of Vettriano’s most celebrated images.

About Photogold David

Photographer David Rankin set up the UK's first online prints gallery , Photogold , in 1998 http://www.photogold.co.uk

Scottish National Portrait Gallery closes for major revamp

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is to undergo a major revamp, a scheme entitled Portrait of a Nation, which will “renovate and rejuvenate” the gallery in a plan that has already gained £5.1m from the Scottish Government.

About Photogold David

Photographer David Rankin set up the UK's first online prints gallery , Photogold , in 1998 http://www.photogold.co.uk