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.”
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
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 .
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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.”
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