Jack Vettriano seems to have been inspired by the Riviera in France . He has announced a new set of 10 paintings based on the Clyde-built Tuiga – the flagship of the Yacht Club of Monaco .”Most people are stuck at the end of Berwick Pier doing landscapes and so to get invited to be involved with the Tuiga centenary was just lovely. Sometimes I just have to pinch myself and ask, ‘Is this really going on? Am I really here?’ . The paintings include The Masthead , Sunshine and Champagne, Mystery Man, Ship of Dreams and Below Deck.
“I think the light in the Riviera is just gorgeous and for someone like me, the sheer visual pleasure that you get from being in that kind of environment – looking at beautiful motorcars, looking at beautiful women, the style and architecture – it stimulates all your senses.” Vettriano seems to have got bored with the subject of his rejectioon by the art establishment . He believes the public’s appetite for reproductions of his work is a greater reward than any acceptance by the Scottish art establishment, an issue that as far as he is concerned has been “hung, drawn and quartered”. He said: “I’m pleased when somebody spends £20 on a poster and in some ways, that is my measure of success: that a man on the street will go and do that.
“It’s not about committees sitting in smoke-filled rooms making decisions. My support is the working man.” Jack Vettriano gallery
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
Photogold has 6 new prints by Rolf Harris – First Snow, Hyde Park Horses , Sun on the Water, Tresco , Hammersley Red Rocks , Summer Afternoon , Machu Pichu Limited Edition Giclee Print on Canvas and The Legends of Wimbledon Limited Edition Giclee Print by Rolf Harris A new limited edition giclee print on canvas by Rolf Harris. This commemorative print has been published after Rolf was commissioned this year by HSBC to paint a canvas celebrating the nation’s 10 favourite ever Wimbledon champions. The Legends Limited Edition Giclee Print on Canvas Image size: 30 x 22 in / 76.2 x 55.88 cm Published in June 2009 Edition size: 95 plus 10 Artist’s Proofs plus 10 Haute de Commerce £760.00 . Wimbledon painting of 10 former champions
Rolf Harris said: “They are all so good at the moment, and the new ones are coming along all the time. Andy Murray with a bit of luck could get in there, he has improved so much in the last year”, he said. Unfortunately he said ths before Murray got knocked out of the US Open by Marin Cilic yesterday
Jack Vettriano’s Pincer Movement painting is to go on sale by auction at Sotheby’s on 30th September. Other paintings in the sale include Seated Nude (Study) , Study for Lady Stripper , After the Thrill is Gone (Study) , a letter of consequence II , Study for Lady Stripper , Twilight Zone and Self Portrait after Swannell