Jack Vettriano exhibition set to make new attendance record

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Jack Vettriano’s retrospective exhibition at Kelvin­grove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow has proved a massive hit with his fans who have travelled from all over the UK to view the exhibition . So it will be little surprise to them that the retrospective looks likely to set a new record for attendance. So far over 90,000 visitors have attended the exhibition .
The Singing Butler – small format signed print £280 , free UK delivery


The previous record was set by the Glasgow Boys show in 2010, which attracted more than 120,000 visitors as well as wide critical acclaim.
Exceptional demand for the show led to the museum, for the first time since 2006, opening late for one night in November.

The show closes on February 23 but organisers are hoping that strong attendance figures will continue into next month as the exhibition draws to a close.

Vettriano’s best selling print the Singing Butler  features in the show . The artist has expressed his gratitude to Glasgow for providing the stage for the major retrospective.

It has featured more than 100 of the artist’s paintings, including some of his best known images, such as The Singing Butler, Dance Me To The End of Love and The Weight. The Singing Butler and  Dance Me To The End of Love  have recently been released as signed limited edition prints .

A spokesman for Glasgow Life said: “The response to the Jack ­Vettriano retrospective has been outstanding, with tens of thousands of visitors flocking to Kelvingrove. Whether it breaks the attendance record will be a close-run thing. But we expect a surge in numbers when visitors realise they have just a few more weeks before the exhibition closes.”

Vettriano’s commercial success has not been matched critical acclaim , but he said that he expected it to be successful.

He said: “I doubt many critics have ever been to an exhibition of mine, to tell you the truth but I think they will go to this, because it is national, and I think I will get a lot of flak. But what I hope happens is that we break attendance records, and I don’t see why we can’t.”

The Singing Butler – small format signed print

About Photogold David Rankin

Photogold art gallery features limited edition prints and posters by top UK artists , online since 1998. www.photogold.co.uk

Dance me to the End of Love signed print

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Dance Me to the End of Love

Limited Edition Giclee Print , number 124 of 350 .
Signed and numbered by Jack Vettriano

Paper Size: 40 x 44.5cm / 15¾ x 17½ins
Image Size: 30 x 34.4cm / 11¾ x 13½ins
Framed Size: 65 x 68.5cm / 25½ x 27ins

Edition Size: 350 + 40 Artist’s Proofs
300gsm Hahnemuhle museum etching paper

Dance Me to the End of Love is one of five iconic images by Jack Vettriano, published for the first time as a signed, limited edition giclee print to commemorate the Jack Vettriano Retrospective exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum in Glasgow.

Printed using archival inks on 300gsm Hahnemuhle museum etching paper, each print is signed and numbered by Jack Vettriano

Dance Me to the End of Love is also available in a larger format edition of just 250 prints.

The five editions in The Classic Collection can also be ordered as part of a specially priced set of five, with matching edition numbers. Order by phone on freephone 0800-6190570 .

About Photogold David Rankin

Photogold art gallery features limited edition prints and posters by top UK artists , online since 1998. www.photogold.co.uk

Bluebird at Bonneville – Canvas Print by Jack Vettriano

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Bluebird at Bonneville – Canvas Print by Jack Vettriano

Canvas print: 22 x 38 inches | 55.9 x 96.5 cms

Our canvas prints are giclee prints on premium quality canvas, which is stretched onto a pine stretcher with supporting cross-bars and hanging cord.

The stretcher depth is: 1.25 inches |  3.17cms.

Canvas prints come ready to hang and are designed to be hung without a frame.

£150.00 . Free UK delivery
Bluebird at Bonneville is one of a series of six new canvas prints launched in March 2010.
Our canvas prints are giclee prints on premium quality canvas, which is stretched onto a pine stretcher with supporting cross-bars and hanging cord. The stretcher depth is: 1.25″. The canvas prints come ready to hang and are designed to be hung without a frame. Phone 07723-538941 for more details

About Photogold David Rankin

Photogold art gallery features limited edition prints and posters by top UK artists , online since 1998. www.photogold.co.uk

The Classic Collection by Jack Vettriano

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The Singing Butler , Vettriano’s iconic painting , has been centre stage at Vettriano’s retrospective at the Kelvingrove Art gallery in Glasgow. Over 100 of his paintings are featured in the exhibition which has filled the gallery with fans from all over the UK.
The Classic Collection is a new set of Limited Edition Prints by Jack Vettriano

A special commemorative set of five of Jack Vettriano’s most famous and iconic works has been published for the first time as signed, limited edition prints.

The Classic Collection comprises  –

Vettriano fans have been looking for a signed print of the Singing Butler for a long time , but now it is available in a small and large format .

Dance Me To The End Of Love is one of Vettriano’s most popular and romantic images . It was inspired by Leonard Cohen’s song  “Dance Me To The End of Love” from his album “Various Positions.’

Leonard Cohen’s said ‘Dance Me To The End Of Love’ … it’s curious how songs begin because the origin of the song, every song, has a kind of grain or seed that somebody hands you or the world hands you and that’s why the process is so mysterious about writing a song. But that came from just hearing or reading or knowing that in the death camps, beside the crematoria, in certain of the death camps, a string quartet was pressed into performance while this horror was going on, those were the people whose fate was this horror also. And they would be playing classical music while their fellow prisoners were being killed and burnt. So, that music, “Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin,” meaning the beauty there of being the consummation of life, the end of this existence and of the passionate element in that consummation.

About Photogold David Rankin

Photogold art gallery features limited edition prints and posters by top UK artists , online since 1998. www.photogold.co.uk

The Singing Butler stars at Vettriano retrospective in Glasgow

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The Singing Butler , Vettriano’s iconic painting , has taken a starring role at Vettriano’s retrospective at the Kelvingrove Art gallery in Glasgow. Over 100 of his paintings are featured in the exhibition which has filled the gallery with the curious and devoted.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow

The art gallery itself is almost full to bursting point . There are queues to see certain pictures and there is a queue at the till in the exhibition shop. The postcard rack is emptying fast  and the limited edition prints are being snapped up.

Jack Vettriano has cooperated with other artists and bands in Scotland , most notable the Scottish band St Jude’s Infirmary . He  starred in the video of the band’s song ‘Goodbye Jack Vettriano’ which was recorded yesterday on the beach at Edinburgh. The band faithfully recreated the scene of Vettriano’s most famous image of the Singing Butler

They only intended to ask his permission to recreate some of his paintings in the shoot, but they were stunned when the elusive artist volunteered to feature in the video.
He made the offer after the band presented him with a copy of the song during a hastily arranged meeting at Edinburgh Airport last Sunday.
Drummer Mark Francis, 31, said: “He rang us up later to tell us he loved the track and also said that he would appear in the music show video. Mr Vettriano then called us later in the week to tell us that he has talked Ian Rankin into getting involved as well.
“We’re delighted that they are both coming to Porty beach. Jack wants to have ‘love’ tattooed on his knuckles – just like in the lyrics of our song.” Guitarist and cellist Ashley Campbell, 28, added: “It’s all just snowballed from when we met him at the weekend. “He had heard of our collaboration with Ian, and we put them in touch with each other for what will be a rather surreal and exciting day for us. “Jack’s agreed to recreate some of the poses from his paintings and he’s going to get Ian to do the same. “The finished video should look great. “Jack’s annoyed they didn’t take us all to Leven beach, which is the inspiration for the beaches in his paintings. I’m sure the Edinburgh Riviera will do just as nicely though.”

About Photogold David Rankin

Photogold art gallery features limited edition prints and posters by top UK artists , online since 1998. www.photogold.co.uk

Five new Jack Vettriano limited edition prints

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Five new Jack Vettriano limited edition prints are published today

Jack Vettriano Limited Edition Giclee Prints from £285.Phone 07723-538941 for more details or contact us online.

The prints are in a range of paper sizes from 25 x 30 inches.
Published in 2013
Paper: 350 gsm Museum Etching paper
Edition Size: 250 + 25 Artist’s Proofs
Signed and numbered by the artist

Each print is available mounted or framed in a 3″ curved black frame with brown highlit edge detail and ivory mount. The frame has both a contemporary and slight Art Deco feel to it and was chosen by the artist.

About Photogold David Rankin

Photogold art gallery features limited edition prints and posters by top UK artists , online since 1998. www.photogold.co.uk

Love Story by Jack Vettriano, limited edition print

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Love Story is the new Jack Vettriano limited edition print published this week . Limited Edition Giclee Print ,  Image size: 30 x 24 cms   Framed size:  65 x 57 cms ,  Paper size: 41 x 34 cms .

Published in December 2012
Paper: 350 gsm Museum Etching paper
Edition Size: 100 + 10 Artist’s Proofs
Signed and numbered by the artist

Love Story is available  unframed or framed in a warm black/brown curved frame selected by the artist himself. Our unframed prints come mounted and acetate wrapped. Valentine art gifts by  Jack Vettriano  . The artist has been in the news because he has announced he has painted a picture for charity.

Night-time Rituals II is for sale at a special charity auction  and is expected to raise over £100,000.

The proceeds from the auction are going to help Sir Tom Hunter’s international philanthropy group The Hunter Foundation, and Vettriano said he was delighted to be able to help with the Great Scot Awards Charity Auction 2012.

“I was lucky enough to have been given the Great Scot of the Year Award in 2010 and feel hugely honoured that I have somehow ended up in a peer group of recipients that includes Sir Jackie Stewart and Sir Tom Hunter,” he commented.

“I was asked to donate a painting for the charity auction and have chosen Night-time Rituals II, which explores a theme that I like to return to from time to time – it’s about creating an atmosphere of anticipation and indulging in those rare moments where all your senses collide.”

The 61-year-old artist, acclaimed for incredibly popular works such as the £750,000 work The Singing Butler, is just one of the big names involved in the annual event.

 

About Photogold David Rankin

Photogold art gallery features limited edition prints and posters by top UK artists , online since 1998. www.photogold.co.uk

New Jack Vettriano exhibition for Glasgow  Kelvingrove Art Gallery in 2013

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The Jack Vettriano retrospective is on show in Glasgow’s  Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which already has a Vettriano painting.  The paintings in the exhibition date from 1992 to 2013 and include his most famous image  The Singing Butler, as well as favourites like Bluebird at Bonneville , Mad Dogs  , Dance Me To The End of Love  and The Billy Boys.  The exhibition runs until Sunday 23 February 2014, with tickets priced at £5 for adults and £3 for concessions. Download our free Jack Vettriano Gallery app for a guide to his work
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The Singing Butler small format print £270


Follow Photogold on TwitterThe exhibition is open Monday to Thursday and Saturday 10.00am-5.00pm and Friday and Sunday 11.00am-5.00pm.
 We recommend allowing an hour to fully enjoy the exhibition, which features more than 100 paintings.​

“Glasgow has nine galleries but Kelvingrove is the best one for such a major retrospective for someone of this stature,” the source said.

Jack Vettriano has announced  five prints – Blue, Blue, Scorched , the Sparrow and the Hawk , Love Story and Marked Heart. Phone Photogold on 07723-538941 for more details.

Vettriano has just finished curating his 20-year retrospective .  Over 100 paintings are featured in the exhibition . The Scottish artist revealed the details in an interview with the US magazine Vanity Fair. Vettriano’s exhibition in Kirkcaldy set attendance records.

 

“The gallery will also help promote edgy, younger artists.Showing landscapes and flowers doesn’t interest me. I’m trying to start a fire,” he said.

Last night, Nathalie Martin, the artist’s director at his Heartbreak gallery in London, said

“The reason it will be in Glasgow is because we got a very positive, very significant approach from the public gallery in question in Glasgow. It was their idea. This will be a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity to see the top ten, if not more of Vettriano’s works from the four corners of the globe . We’ve had a an extraordinary response from private collectors who own some of the works and have secured agreement for many of the paintings.”

The frank  interview in Vanity Fair was the first time the American public had gained so much personal information about Vettriano.

The interview details the fierce attacks by a number of critics who do not regard Vettriano’s work as “proper” art and his rejection by the Scottish art establishment.

In the interview, Vettriano, who was made an OBE in 2003 for services to the visual arts, gives a robust response when asked about his detractors pointing to him copying poses from the Illustrator’s Figure Reference Manual for The Singing Butler – which became the most expensive painting by a Scottish artist when it sold for £750,000 eight years ago.

“I don’t give a f***!!,” replied Vettriano, a former mining engineer from Methil in Fife. “Picasso said, ‘Other artists borrow – I steal’. And the same book I used was found in Francis Bacon’s studio when he died.”

Asked about accusations that his work was nothing more than “dim erotica”, Vettriano said his fans were “disappointed that the pictures aren’t pornographic enough”.

*update

The Jack Vettriano Exhibition 2013 is now open at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery until January.

  •  Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a museum and art gallery in Glasgow, Scotland. The building houses one of Europe’s great civic art collections. Wikipedia

The Singing Butler small format print £270

About Photogold David Rankin

Photogold art gallery features limited edition prints and posters by top UK artists , online since 1998. www.photogold.co.uk

How to Get a Perfect Photo All Day

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Perfect photos

As someone who enjoys photography, your skills have to be flexible. If you are professional, it’s
imperative that you can do a shoot at any time of the day, in the case that you are booked and can’t
choose a time you’d prefer to shoot. While there are more times in the day that are not optimal than
times that are, there is always a way around any tough-shooting environment.

It’s important to remember, however, that although the time of day plays a significant factor in this
obstacle, the type of camera you have will dictate whether or not you are successful in navigating
around the problems.

Although there are a number of brands on the market, Canon cameras are a good choice for the
professional and newbie, alike. Starephotography.com suggests they’re among the best because
of, “consistency in their lineup. For instance, the Digic II processor that is at the heart of their $5000
models is the same processor that is at the heart of their $200 models.”

So grab your camera, Canon or not, and start testing some of these techniques.

Morning

Some of the most stunning photos are of the sun rising. Whether you’re a newbie photographer or a
seasoned veteran, you’ve tried to capture the majesty of a prefect sunrise. Do you find that they just
don’t come out quite right? If you can’t seem to successfully capture the scene, consider these tips.

Tripod: Use a tripod to steady your shot. Allow the camera to do all the work, since you don’t
need to be moving.
Place the horizon: In a sunset shot, this might be one of the most important aspects. It’s best
to place the horizon toward the bottom of the photo, which will avoid putting a divider in the
middle of the picture.
Frame something: To eek every pop of color out of the sunset, frame an object against it; a tree
branch coming in from the side, a sailboat down in the water, a couple sitting together. The dark
silhouette will enhance very fleck of gold and orange.

Mid-Day

Bright sunlight presents a serious problem; photos taken in this light risk being underexposed or too
light. However, in the case that you’ll be photographing between 10am and 4pm, when the sun is
brightest, there are a number of tactics you can utilize to ensure a quality photo.

Exposure: Set your camera to manual and utilize photo bracketing. This mode will take multiple
shots in a row, using various exposures. This will allow you to see which one works best in that
light.
Filters: Consider purchasing a UV filler for your camera to make the photo appear darker.
Spot metering: By utilizing this tool, you can force your camera to focus on the most important
aspect of the photo, and give it the correct exposure.


Night

Isn’t it always the problem that you see something beautiful at night, like a lit up skyline, but can never
seem to capture it. Simply turning off the flash results in a dark, sloppy picture, but leaving it on ruins
the whole scene. Next time, try one or more of these suggestions.


A lens hood: This will help minimize that pesky flash.
ISO: Picturecorrect.com suggest, “Try starting with a low ISO speed to maintain clarity and
reduce noise.”
Cable release: By setting your camera to go off moments after you hit the shutter button, you
avoid any issues with stability or movement.

Next time you head out for some beautiful photos, remember these tips. Don’t be held back when
inspiration hits; be ready to capture the moment. No matter what camera you have in hand or where
the sun is sitting in the sky, these tried and true tactics will lead to a perfect photo.

Photo credit: Digitaldeconstruction.com

About Photogold David Rankin

Photogold art gallery features limited edition prints and posters by top UK artists , online since 1998. www.photogold.co.uk