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Sweet Bird of Youth

sweet bird of youth study , vettriano

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

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Bluebird at Bonneville – Canvas Print by Jack Vettriano

Bluebird at Bonneville - Canvas Print by Jack Vettriano

Bluebird at Bonneville – Canvas Print by Jack Vettriano

Canvas print: 22 x 38 inches | 55.9 x 96.5 cms

Our canvas prints are giclee prints on premium quality canvas, which is stretched onto a pine stretcher with supporting cross-bars and hanging cord.

The stretcher depth is: 1.25 inches |  3.17cms.

Canvas prints come ready to hang and are designed to be hung without a frame.

£150.00 . Free UK delivery
Bluebird at Bonneville is one of a series of six new canvas prints launched in March 2010.
Our canvas prints are giclee prints on premium quality canvas, which is stretched onto a pine stretcher with supporting cross-bars and hanging cord. The stretcher depth is: 1.25″. The canvas prints come ready to hang and are designed to be hung without a frame. Phone 07723-538941 for more details

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The Classic Collection by Jack Vettriano

the singing butler-large format , jack vettriano

The Singing Butler , Vettriano’s iconic painting , has been centre stage at Vettriano’s retrospective at the Kelvingrove Art gallery in Glasgow. Over 100 of his paintings are featured in the exhibition which has filled the gallery with fans from all over the UK.
The Classic Collection is a new set of Limited Edition Prints by Jack Vettriano

A special commemorative set of five of Jack Vettriano’s most famous and iconic works has been published for the first time as signed, limited edition prints.

The Classic Collection comprises  –

Vettriano fans have been looking for a signed print of the Singing Butler for a long time , but now it is available in a small and large format .

Dance Me To The End Of Love is one of Vettriano’s most popular and romantic images . It was inspired by Leonard Cohen’s song  “Dance Me To The End of Love” from his album “Various Positions.’

Leonard Cohen’s said ‘Dance Me To The End Of Love’ … it’s curious how songs begin because the origin of the song, every song, has a kind of grain or seed that somebody hands you or the world hands you and that’s why the process is so mysterious about writing a song. But that came from just hearing or reading or knowing that in the death camps, beside the crematoria, in certain of the death camps, a string quartet was pressed into performance while this horror was going on, those were the people whose fate was this horror also. And they would be playing classical music while their fellow prisoners were being killed and burnt. So, that music, “Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin,” meaning the beauty there of being the consummation of life, the end of this existence and of the passionate element in that consummation.

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Five new Jack Vettriano limited edition prints

Blue,Blue by Jack Vettriano

Five new Jack Vettriano limited edition prints are published today

Jack Vettriano Limited Edition Giclee Prints from £285.Phone 07723-538941 for more details or contact us online.

The prints are in a range of paper sizes from 25 x 30 inches.
Published in 2013
Paper: 350 gsm Museum Etching paper
Edition Size: 250 + 25 Artist’s Proofs
Signed and numbered by the artist

Each print is available mounted or framed in a 3″ curved black frame with brown highlit edge detail and ivory mount. The frame has both a contemporary and slight Art Deco feel to it and was chosen by the artist.

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New Jack Vettriano exhibition for Glasgow  Kelvingrove Art Gallery in 2013

Morning News print

The Jack Vettriano retrospective is on show in Glasgow’s  Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which already has a Vettriano painting.  The paintings in the exhibition date from 1992 to 2013 and include his most famous image  The Singing Butler, as well as favourites like Bluebird at Bonneville , Mad Dogs  , Dance Me To The End of Love  and The Billy Boys.  The exhibition runs until Sunday 23 February 2014, with tickets priced at £5 for adults and £3 for concessions. Download our free Jack Vettriano Gallery app for a guide to his work
Visit the Photogold Facebook page for special offers and  daily updates on Jack Vettriano and David Shepherd

The Singing Butler small format print £270
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Follow Photogold on TwitterThe exhibition is open Monday to Thursday and Saturday 10.00am-5.00pm and Friday and Sunday 11.00am-5.00pm.
 We recommend allowing an hour to fully enjoy the exhibition, which features more than 100 paintings.​

“Glasgow has nine galleries but Kelvingrove is the best one for such a major retrospective for someone of this stature,” the source said.

Jack Vettriano has announced  five prints – Blue, Blue, Scorched , the Sparrow and the Hawk , Love Story and Marked Heart. Phone Photogold on 07723-538941 for more details.

Vettriano has just finished curating his 20-year retrospective .  Over 100 paintings are featured in the exhibition . The Scottish artist revealed the details in an interview with the US magazine Vanity Fair. Vettriano’s exhibition in Kirkcaldy set attendance records.

 

“The gallery will also help promote edgy, younger artists.Showing landscapes and flowers doesn’t interest me. I’m trying to start a fire,” he said.

Last night, Nathalie Martin, the artist’s director at his Heartbreak gallery in London, said

“The reason it will be in Glasgow is because we got a very positive, very significant approach from the public gallery in question in Glasgow. It was their idea. This will be a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity to see the top ten, if not more of Vettriano’s works from the four corners of the globe . We’ve had a an extraordinary response from private collectors who own some of the works and have secured agreement for many of the paintings.”

The frank  interview in Vanity Fair was the first time the American public had gained so much personal information about Vettriano.

The interview details the fierce attacks by a number of critics who do not regard Vettriano’s work as “proper” art and his rejection by the Scottish art establishment.

In the interview, Vettriano, who was made an OBE in 2003 for services to the visual arts, gives a robust response when asked about his detractors pointing to him copying poses from the Illustrator’s Figure Reference Manual for The Singing Butler – which became the most expensive painting by a Scottish artist when it sold for £750,000 eight years ago.

“I don’t give a f***!!,” replied Vettriano, a former mining engineer from Methil in Fife. “Picasso said, ‘Other artists borrow – I steal’. And the same book I used was found in Francis Bacon’s studio when he died.”

Asked about accusations that his work was nothing more than “dim erotica”, Vettriano said his fans were “disappointed that the pictures aren’t pornographic enough”.

*update

The Jack Vettriano Exhibition 2013 is now open at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery until January.

  •  Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a museum and art gallery in Glasgow, Scotland. The building houses one of Europe’s great civic art collections. Wikipedia

The Singing Butler small format print £270

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Four new Jack Vettriano prints published

Artist Jack Vettriano has published four new limited edition prints – Morning News , Afternoon Reverie, Just the Way It Is and One Moment in Time..

Just the Way It Is is a Jack Vettriano Limited Edition Giclee Print. 

Image Size: 20 x 16.8 ins / 50.8 x 42.7cm
Framed size: 34.0 x 29.0 ins / 86 x 73cm

Published in 2012
Paper: 350 gsm Museum Etching paper
Edition Size: 250 + 25 Artist’s Proofs
Signed and numbered by the artist.

Just the Way It Is is available unframed or framed in a curved warm black/brown frame selected by the artist himself. Our unframed prints come mounted and acetate wrapped for protection.

Vettriano’s most famous image , The Singing Butler , goes on display at Aberdeen Art Gallery , Scotland or the first time in 20 years’

It is part of an exhibition entitled “From Van Gogh to Vettriano – Hidden Gems from Private Collections”.

Vettriano’s artwork became the most expensive painting by a Scottish artist when it sold for £750,000 eight years ago. The exhibition ends in April.

The Singing Butler is Vettriano’s best selling print and it has been loaned to the gallery for the exhibition by a private collector in Scotland.

In 1992 when Vettriano painted the picture and submitted it for inclusion in the Royal Academy summer show, it was rejected.

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Methil Power station is demolished

The 300ft chimney stack at Methil Power Station, Fife has been blown up – marking the demolition of the last part of the building.The iconic structure was visible for miles and featured in Jack Vettriano’s Long Time Gone.

longtime gone framed
long time gone Vettriano

Hundreds of spectators gathered to watch as the concrete structure came down.
ScottishPower, which owns the site, said that it had decided to use explosives after consulting with experts. Vettriano has paid tribute to the building , saying that it was the backdrop to many important events in his life , including his first kiss.The power station, which became operational in 1965, provided more than 1,000 jobs and generated electricity for more than 3.5 million homes before closing in 2000.

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Portrait in Black and Pearl – Scottish prints

 

Portrait in Black and Pearl by Jack Vettriano
Portrait in Black and Pearl by Jack Vettriano

 

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.”

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Days of Wine and Roses poster by Jack Vettriano

Days of Wine and Roses poster

Limited Edition Exhibition Poster
32 x 24 ins   Framed size: 34.0 x 26.0 ins

The posters are available now
This limited edition poster is one of two designs  published to accompany the  exhibition, ‘Days of Wine and Roses’, which opened at the Kirkcaldy Museum & Art Gallery in Fife on 27th March 2010.
Printed on 300gsm white essential silk board, the posters are available unframed or framed in a 1.2inch square cut, warm black frame with a brown highlight on the inner and outer edges. The frame has a vintage feel and was selected by the artist for the framing of his posters.

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Selling art online for new artists

Hammersley Red Rocks by Rolf Harris
Hammersley Red Rocks by Rolf Harris

New artists can find it difficult to start selling their art for many reasons . There are 2 options which I would recommend for anyone trying to sell their art .

First of all artists should contact local and online galleries to showcase their work . Each gallery can offer something different so it is important to speak to a wide range of businesses.

Secondly, in the digital age every artist should have his or her own website . An online presence is vital in order to establish your name . A website gives an artist credibility and the ability to sell their own work without any commission. There are many different approaches to setting up an ecommerce site. Photogold set this site up in 1998 and we have been selling art online ever since . Our new project Photogold Ecommerce offers artists the option of having their own website with an integrated shopping cart . We can give advice on the best way of promoting your new website . For more details phone David Rankin on 07723-538941 or contact us online