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.”
Much loved artist Beryl Cook has a new exhibition in Radlett , Herfordshire this month. There have not been many exhibitions of her work since her untimely death in 2008.The Beryl Cook exhibition, held annually at the McNeil Gallery, in Watling Street, contains much of the artist’s older prints and “very rare editions”.
Famous for her depictions of large women out on the town, Beryl Cook’s work is sold all over the world.
Gallery Owner Beverly McNeil said: “Victoria Wood is to word as Beryl is to image.”
The exhibition runs from January 15-21, opening times are 10.30am-5.30pm Monday to Saturday, and 12pm-4pm on Sunday.