Jack Vettriano and Sir Jackie Stewart collaborate on Monaco painting

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A unique collaboration has taken place between Jack Vettriano and Sir Jackie Stewart . It took place when Sir Jackie, who is an art collector and a fan of Mr Vettriano’s work, contacted Vettriano last year .

They met up and eventually Mr Vettriano came up with an idea for three paintings after watching the Roman Polanski film about the 1971 Grand Prix called Weekend of a Champion and studying other photographs of the era.

Mr Vettriano, who divides his time between home in Nice, London and Scotland, said: “There’s a sense of romance in risk and danger, which is very compelling, and researching idea for my painting made me realise just how different Formula 1 was in Jackie’s era.

“I was astonished to be reminded that the cars were, as Jackie puts it, ‘petrol tanks on wheels’ and it really touched me to see just how involved the wives and girlfriends were in the whole process of the race.

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

Tension, Timing and Triumph, Monaco 1971, the three paintings by Vettriano

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Jack Vettriano and Sir Jackie Stewart have collaborated on a triptych of paintings that will be unveiled this week by Prince Albert of Monaco. Called Tension, Timing and Triumph, Monaco 1971, the three paintings tell the story of Sir Jackie’s third victory at Monaco in 1971. Jack Vettriano and Sir Jackie will be in Monaco on Wednesday at the Hotel de Paris in Monaco as Prince Albert and other guests gather for a champagne reception in the run-up to next weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.Stewart has bought the 3 paintings for an undisclosed sum

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

Vettriano , Art , and prints only

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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 – 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.”

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

Vettriano fan paints self portrait

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Inspired by the art of Jack Vettriano , 68 year old pensioner Frank Spruce has entered a national competition to create a painting in the artist’s unique style. He saw the competition to seek out an painter in the style of Jack Vettriano in a newspaper
Spruce was so thrilled when he heard that Vettriano would be on the judging panel that he decided he had to enter and sent in a copy of a self-portrait.

” Nobody else will pose for me and sit still long enough so I sat in front of the mirror and painted myself,” said Mr Spruce, from Fir Grove, Paddington.

Frank has put on exhibitions in libraries across the town for the past five years and his paintings have sold well . Vettriano’s paintings include Singing Butler and Dance Me to the End of Love.

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's The Olympian

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Jack Vettriano’s portrait of Zara Phillips is titled The Olympian. Vettriano revelaed the portarit to phillips on the Sport Poraits on BBC1 last night . Th Vettriano’s obvious relief , zara liked the painting . The pressure was on vettriano and he looked a worried man until Phillips gave it the OK . The painting will be auctioned in aid of Sport relief , the Comic relief fund raising event this year

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

Photogold Art Club – great savings on Art Prints

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The Photogold Art Club offers great savings on our standard prices – save up to 50% on giclee prints and paintings. Each week members receive details of the latest special offers . Members get exclusive access to discounts and special offers . Prints and paintings in the Art Club include the work of Jack vettriano, Beryl Cook and Joan Miro.
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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's Butler starts singing

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Singing Butler
Singing Butler Art Print
Vettriano, Jack
47 in. x 35 in.
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Framed Mounted

Jack Vettriano has started a new career in music with Scottish band St Jude’s Infirmary . He has 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.”

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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's The Game of Life

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The Game of Life Jack Vettriano

The Game of Life signed limited edition print by Jack Vettriano

Phone 01324-883305

Limited Edition Print edition size 295 PUBLISHED August 2004 PAPER 400gsm Velin Arches Blanc IMAGE SIZE 15 by 17 inches

PAPER SIZE 22 by 23 inches

PRICE INCLUDES UK DELIVERY CHARGES The proofing of this print has been personally overseen by Jack Vettriano to ensure that the final edition is faithful to his original work and vision . Order by phone on 0800 3892620 . Find out more about Jack Vettriano via your mobile or on Interactive TV

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