New Jack Vettriano exhibition of Scottish prints

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A NEW Scottish exhibition showcasing a collection of original works by renowned artist Jack Vettriano has opened in Banff .
Some of the Fife-born artist’s well-known pieces will feature alongside a series of limited edition prints from throughout his career, including some of his earlier works.
Curated by gallery owner and collector, Mark Gask, the exhibition entitled ‘Jack Vettriano – a Scottish Artist’ will be held in Duff House, in Banff.

Vettriano has published limited edition prints throughout his career including Night in the City and  His Favourite Girl .

It is open to the public for 10 weeks and is included within the admission price to the House.
Vettriano, who is from Methil in Fife, is entirely self-taught.
More than 132,502 people attended the first major retrospective of the artist’s work held Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery – a record for the museum.

Lorna Ewan from Historic Scotland said: “With his work being so famous in reproduction, I’m sure people will enjoy this opportunity to view a small sample of his work in the flesh.
“Drawn from a private collection, this could be the first time for many to see these originals and we are expecting it to be popular with visitors and fans alike.”
Mark Gask, of Gallery i, who loaned the paintings added: “Duff House is the perfect setting for this more intimate style exhibition, featuring a number of original art Scottish prints by one of Scotland’s most famous contemporary artists.
“The exhibition will also see one of the originals – Future World – available to purchase, as are all of the Vettriano limited edition prints.”

About Photogold David Rankin

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

Sweet Bird of Youth

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The original painting of Sweet Bird of Youth Study, is one of over 100 paintings by Jack Vettriano, currently on display at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, as part of the Jack Vettriano Retrospective. Sweet Bird of Youth Study has been released as a limited edition print which is now on sale at the Jack Vettriano retrospective at Kelvingrove Art Gallery , Glasgow. The exhibition is shaping up to be the most popular ever at the Kelvingrove art gallery . It closes on the 23rd February . More special offers updates and news on the Photogold Facebook page

About Photogold David Rankin

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

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

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

Valentine Rose by Jack Vettriano

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 Valentine Rose print by Jack VettrianoJack Vettriano is celebrating Valentine’s Day this year in a special way with the publication of a limited edition print of his Valentine Rose. Jack Vettriano has donated edition number 1/100 to a  fund-raising auction for Maggie’s Cancer Care , which is to take place on Friday 11th February at The Old Course Hotel in St Andrews. Limited Edition Giclee Print
20 x 16.5ins Framed size: 31.0 x 28.5ins,
Published in 2011,
Paper: 350 gsm Museum Etching paper paper ,
Edition Size: 100 + 10 Artist’s Proofs,
Signed and numbered by the artist. This limited edition print is available framed and unframed. This image was first  published as a silkscreen print

in March 2003 .
Image Size: 27 7/8 x 22 1/4 inches, 70.8 x 56.5 cms

Paper Size: 35 x 28 1/2 inches, 88.9 x 72.4 cms Paper: 400 gsm Velin Arches Blanc

Published in March 2003

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

Portrait in Black and Pearl – Scottish prints

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Portrait in Black and Pearl by Jack Vettriano
Portrait in Black and Pearl by Jack Vettriano

 

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

Jack Vettriano interviewed on BBC

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Jack Vettriano has appeared on the BBC Breakfast time in an interview about his career and his new London exhibition which opens on Thursday. He speaks rather quietly and nervously about his work . He chats about the Singing Butler and his inspiration for the new images on show in London this week. ‘Days of Wine and Roses ‘  exhibition ran in Scotland for 6 weeks and it was very successful . The images are from Monaco , trams in Milan and his classic images including Dance me to the End of Love .  You can also chat with Photogold about Vettriano on Twitter

About Photogold David

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

special offers on Jack Vettriano prints

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Photogold has 3 new special offers on Jack Vettriano prints.

  • .Save £50 on a set of 2 Jack Vettriano canvas prints . Customers can choose any 2 prints from the six canvas prints published in March. The set includes Vettriano’s most famous image  the Singing Butler plus Bluebird at Bonneville, In Thoughts of You, the Pier , the Picnic Party and Dance me to the End of Love .
  • save £80 on a set of 3 canvas prints . As with the set of two prints , customers can choose any 2 prints.
  • save £100 on a set of 4 canvas prints

Delivery in the UK is free on all these special offers . Normal delivery time on canvas prints is 2 weeks. Jack Vettriano fans are currently waiting for details of his new exhibition which is taking place in London this summer. The first leg of the exhibition was a massive success , setting new attendance records in Kirkcaldy.

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 silkscreen prints

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Photogold has a complete set of 8 Jack Vettriano silkscreen prints consisting of Along Came a Spider, Game of Life , Parlour of Temptation ,Table for One , Models in the Studio , Words of Wisdom , Drifters and Altar of Memory for sale . This set of signed silkscreens is considered by many to be his best ever collection .

Print details – Limited edition signed , silkscreen prints by Jack Vettriano SIZE 295 Published August 2004 PAPER 400gsm Velin Arches Blanc IMAGE SIZE 16 by 20 inches PAPER SIZE 26 by 22 inches . Delivery 7 to 10 days . Order by phone for free UK delivery 07723-538941

About Photogold David

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