Two Jack Vettriano paintings are up for auction at Sothebys . Rough Trade, estimated at Â£100,000-150,000 (lot 150), and Dance Me to the End of Love, estimated at Â£100,000-150,000 (lot 149), are of particular note in this group. Dance Me to the End of Love is one of Vettrianoâ€™s most celebrated images.
Now, the first of the bi-annual sales in the field this year will be staged on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 and it will bring to the market superb examples by many of the best-known Scottish artists of the 20th century, including Samuel John Peploe, George Leslie Hunter, Joan Eardley, Anne Redpath and Alison Watt. The sale of some 150 lots – many of which have exemplary provenance having never previously appeared on the auction market – will be staged for the first time at the companyâ€™s New Bond Street galleries in London. Sothebyâ€™s will, however, be travelling all of the works to the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh on April 19, 20 and 21 for public exhibition.
Speaking about the sale, Andre Zlattinger, Senior Director and Head of Scottish Pictures at Sothebyâ€™s, said: â€œFollowing the success of our recent sales – and the interest weâ€™ve regularly received from collectors in Asia, the US, the Middle East and Europe – we think the time is right for Scottish Pictures to have a more international pedestal. The Scottish market has become truly global and we are therefore delighted to announce that our sales of Scottish Pictures going forward will be staged at our New Bond Street salerooms in London. Our forthcoming sale is one of our most interesting sales for many years; it contains a rich diversity of Scottish painting by acclaimed artists such as Sir Edwin Landseer, Samuel John Peploe, George Leslie Hunter, Anne Redpath, Joan Eardley, Sir Robin Philipson and Alison Watt. The sale has something to offer all collectors in the field of Scottish painting.â€