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Early Vettriano paintings for sale

Two paintings by Jack Vettriano go up for sale at auction today.One of the paintings, called Gathering Shells, is a rare example of the Fife artist’s watercolour skills and could attract interest from the keenest collectors of his work. Initial estimates say it will sell for between £2000-£3000, but it could go for much more if a bidding war broke out among collectors.

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Art lovers head for Edinburgh Art Fair

Visitors to next month’s Edinburgh Art Fair, now in its third year, will find work from around the world being displayed by 70 galleries from across the UK and Europe. Bargain hunters will mingle with art lovers looking r for up and coming artists .People who paid £3 for a print of a work called The Little Seamstress – a collaboration between Demarco and Ian Hamilton Finlay – found that when they sold it 25 years later, it was fetching £1000.

“Limited edition prints can be a good investment,” says Andy Naismith, an organiser of the art fair. “A publishing house might decide to produce a limited number of prints using high quality materials and sell them at a fraction of the price of the original. But when the prints, which are usually hand signed by the artist, are all sold, if an artist becomes collectable, you might find at auction that collectors are prepared to pay thousands.”