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

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

Still Life with Coffee Pot set to beat The Singing Butler's price at auction

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The Singing Butler by Jack Vettriano

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

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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

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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 canvas prints

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The Singing Butler canvas print

Jack Vettriano has published a new set of 6 canvas prints. The new set of canvas prints includes well-known images of the Singing Butler , Bluebird at Bonneville, In Thoughts of You and Dance me to the End of Love as well as the Picnic Party and the Pier. Vettriano fans are waiting for news about his new London exhibition which is scheduled for this summer . His recent exhibition in Kirkcaldy was a massive success. 46,000 people went to Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery to see Jack Vettriano’s new exhibition Days of Wine and Roses.

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

Game On by Jack Vettriano

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Speculation is mounting over the paintings including Game On which might  be featured in the Jack Vettriano exhibition which will be opening in Kirkcaldy next year . Vettriano has stated that his most famous painting The Singing Butler will be part of the exhibition  . Sotheby’s auctioneers are  helping him track down his best-known paintings, seeking loans from  collectors and anonymous buyers.
Vettriano has, somewhat optimistically ,  offered the show to the National Galleries of Scotland, which has always shunned his work.
It was “mildly short of a disgrace” that NGS had never shown or bought his work for the national collection, he said, adding: “That may be the opportunity for the National Galleries to say, ‘Right, we’ll show this stuff and let the public make their minds up’.”
Vettriano has been on tour in the UK including an  appearance at the Aberdeen Music Hall taking questions from up to 800 people. It was something he had never done before,  showing the popularity of the so-called “People’s Painter”. Game On was published as a limited Edition Giclee print , Paper: 310 gsm Hahnemuhle mould made paper

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 paintings in Edinburgh

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Bathers by Jack Vettriano

Sotheby’s Scottish Art auction takes place in London on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 and it will bring to the market more than 150 works from many of the leading names in the field of predominantly 20th Century Scottish Art. The Scottish Colourists will feature strongly, as will Anne Redpath, Joan Eardley, Peter Howson and Jack Vettriano and the sale is estimated to bring in the region of £4 million. All of the sale’s offerings will be exhibited at Edinburgh’s Mansfield Traquair between Tuesday, September 15 and Thursday, September 17 and this exhibition is open to the public. Jack Vettriano will be represented by some 15 works, the most valuable of which is Bathers, which was exhibited at The Solstice Gallery in Edinburgh in August 1991 in the very same exhibition as two of the artist’s most iconic images, The Singing Butler and Mad Dogs. Bathers dates to the most significant period of Vettriano’s career and is expected to fetch £100,000-150,000. Pincer Movement , which has been published as a limited edition print , is also for sale. Photogold has supplied Jack Vettriano prints online since 1998. Guardian art reviews

About Photogold David

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