In 2004 Jack Vettriano’s painting of The Singing Butler set a record price for a Scottish painting. It sold for £744,500. Samuel Peploe’s Still Life with Coffee Pot might beat this record at auction in May. Auctioneer Christie’s have put an estimate of £1.2 million on the work. It is described as a rare early work by Peploe , the most famous Scottish Colourist . Four other paintings by Peploe will also be in the auction. The Singing Butler is Vettriano’s most famous and successful image . It has been published as a poster and a canvas print
Portrait in Black and Pearl is a Jack Vettriano Limited Edition Giclee Print , 14 x 12 ins . Framed size: 29.0 x 25.0 ins.
Published in 2010 . Paper: 350 gsm Museum Etching paper paper . Edition Size: 250 + 25 Artist’s Proofs . Signed and numbered by the artist.
Jack Vettriano Limited Edition Giclee Prints from Photogold. Jack Vettriano was the subject of some debate last month when Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond chose one of his images, Let’s Twist Again , for his Christmas card. Despite this accolade a Scottish parliament group decided not to include any of Vettriano’s work in their art collection. MSP Ted Brocklebank said he hoped the First Minister’s use of the specially-commissioned Let’s Twist Again, which shows a glamorous couple dancing at a Christmas party, might prompt a change of heart.
Mr Brocklebank said: “If a man can sell as many paintings as he has, he must have something. Our parliament should be a place which represents the best of contemporary Scotland.”
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August is the month when the attention of the UK art market starts to turn towards Scotland, to Scottish art auctions and the Edinburgh Art Festival. For the first time in over 4o years, Sotheby’s will not be holding its regular sale of Scottish at the five-star Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire.
However , 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 the painter Jack Vettriano
|The Baron Entertains by Beryl Cook. 2000
Artist: Beryl Cook . Silkscreen of a black tie evening where there are men sat around a table with a man wearing a monocle. There are a couple stood behind the table talking to the baron the woman is wearing a silver d5ress and has grey hair her husband is bald and all of the men are wearing dinner jackets.
The Baron Entertains by Beryl Cook
Shall We Dance? Signed limited edition by Beryl Cook . Mounted Print Size: 20 x 14 inches . The original print run is sold out . Please phone 01324 883305 for availability on secondary market .
“Trespass Alliance: Inside Urban Art” is a new exhibition at the Andipa Gallery featuring works from renowned artists including: D*Face, a London-based multimedia street artist famed for putting defaced 10 pound notes into circulation and creating a 9ft tall ice sculpture of a spray-can in the Arctic Circle.
Also there is Swoon, a New York-based artist known for her life-size wheatpaste prints and cut-out paper portrayals of people going about their everyday life; and WK Interact, a French artist based in New York, known for his black and white painted murals of skaters, kung-fu masters, boxers and mountain climbers.
“Street” art, whose high priest is Bristol-based graffiti artist Banksy, is growing in popularity across the world: in a typical week, the Andipa Gallery will sell works to collectors in Mexico, Kuwait, Paris, Los Angeles and London.
Another day , another interview.
Vettriano has once again expressed his opinions on a range of issues including his favourite subject – sex . He says “I paint what moves me â€“ sexiness” He also admits to making mistakes with licensing his images and wants to stick to selling prints and posters rather than umbrellas.He has published a new book featuring his three exquisitely furnished homes, in Kirkcaldy, London and Nice; his painting techniques; his continuing obsession with women of a certain type.
He was asked if he loved his country. “I love Scotland’s landscape,” he’d replied. “But some of the people in that landscape have made it intolerable to me.”