Sotheby’s Scottish Art auction takes place in London on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 and it will bring to the market more than 150 works from many of the leading names in the field of predominantly 20th Century Scottish Art. The Scottish Colourists will feature strongly, as will Anne Redpath, Joan Eardley, Peter Howson and Jack Vettriano and the sale is estimated to bring in the region of £4 million. All of the sale’s offerings will be exhibited at Edinburgh’s Mansfield Traquair between Tuesday, September 15 and Thursday, September 17 and this exhibition is open to the public. Jack Vettriano will be represented by some 15 works, the most valuable of which is Bathers, which was exhibited at The Solstice Gallery in Edinburgh in August 1991 in the very same exhibition as two of the artist’s most iconic images, The Singing Butler and Mad Dogs. Bathers dates to the most significant period of Vettriano’s career and is expected to fetch £100,000-150,000. Pincer Movement , which has been published as a limited edition print , is also for sale. Photogold has supplied Jack Vettriano prints online since 1998. Guardian art reviews
Photogold has 6 new prints by Rolf Harris – First Snow, Hyde Park Horses , Sun on the Water, Tresco , Hammersley Red Rocks , Summer Afternoon , Machu Pichu Limited Edition Giclee Print on Canvas and The Legends of Wimbledon Limited Edition Giclee Print by Rolf Harris A new limited edition giclee print on canvas by Rolf Harris. This commemorative print has been published after Rolf was commissioned this year by HSBC to paint a canvas celebrating the nation’s 10 favourite ever Wimbledon champions. The Legends Limited Edition Giclee Print on Canvas Image size: 30 x 22 in / 76.2 x 55.88 cm Published in June 2009 Edition size: 95 plus 10 Artist’s Proofs plus 10 Haute de Commerce £760.00 . Wimbledon painting of 10 former champions
Rolf Harris said: “They are all so good at the moment, and the new ones are coming along all the time. Andy Murray with a bit of luck could get in there, he has improved so much in the last year”, he said. Unfortunately he said ths before Murray got knocked out of the US Open by Marin Cilic yesterday
Two of Scotland’s heavyweight artists have teamed up to help new band St Jude’s Infirmary with their new album . Ian Rankin and Jack Vettriano have made contributions with Rankin penning lyrics and recording tracks and Vettriano creating a self-portrait for its latest album, released this weekend
St Jude’s Infirmary will showcase This Has Been The Death of Us on Saturday, also unveiling its unique artwork – created by Vettriano after he was so moved by one of its songs he painted the self-portrait as a gift.
The album is all about Edinburgh, described as a “love letter to Edinburgh” by the band who have written about its streets and pubs, with the help of Rankin and Vettriano.
Bassist Grant Campbell, 34, from Abbeyhill, said: “There is no question Ian and Jack have become great patrons for the band. “I am sure there will be people who will be wary of their involvement, but when they hear the album they’ll appreciate their value. Ian has an amazing syncopation to his spoken word and Jack has a voice that sounds like it’s been dug up from the coalfield.”
St Jude’s Infirmary will perform an acoustic set at the launch of the album, on Saturday night, at the National Portrait Gallery. It has not yet been confirmed whether Rankin and Vettriano will attend. Jack Vettriano
is one of the UK’s top selling artists with The Singing Butler being his most famous artwork .
Jack Vettriano’s new publishing company Heartbreak Publishing have announced a new limited edition print of Francis Bacon .When asked to talk about his favourite artist in a newspaper interview , Vettriano chose Francis Bacon
“Late last year, I visited the Bacon exhibition at the Tate Britain. I had previously seen isolated examples of his work in london and New york; I felt very priveleged to be in those rooms but the overwhelming emotion was one of pure, unadulterated shock. My senses were being ravished. I felt I was reeling from room to room, I had never experienced anything quite like this before. I fled, breathless into the Winter’s day trying to comprehend what I had just seen.
My Baconisation started in 1995 when I read Dan Farson’s wonderful ‘The Gilded Gutter Life of Francis Bacon’; I became instantly fascinated and captivated by both his work and his lifestyle. Here is a man who over forty years earlier had assaulted the sensibilities of the London art viewing public by exhibiting ‘Three Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion’. It was a horrorifying introduction to a body of work that was to evolve into surely one of the most important ever created.
Here is a man, self taught, almost entirely self-educated, painting the pleasure and the pain of his own existence. Such integrity produces great art – for great art is from the heart.”
more details about new portrait of Francis Bacon by Michael Clark
Photogold is holding a clearance sale of limited edition prints by artists Andrew Macara, Keith Mills and Malcolm Ludvigsen . Each print is signed limited edition giclee print , supplied inÂ a 4″ double mount with extraÂ deep bevelÂ and presentation wrapped .
A new series of limited edition prints by a rock legend go on sale in Edinburgh next month. The exhibition features 45 of John Lennon’s works at The Dome in George Street on March 31. It will include 14 which have never been exhibited in the UK before. The limited edition prints will all be for sale during the exhibition, which runs until April 4.
The originals of each piece were “signed” by Lennon with a special stamp known as a chop, created by artists in the Far East. His personal chop was designed to read “Like a Cloud, Beautiful Sound“, and each piece in the exhibition bears the image of the stamp.
The prints were created by Lennon’s wife , artist Yoko Ono, who in 1986 began releasing them in limited editions to establish her late husband’s fame as an artist as well as a musician. Lennon attended the Liverpool Art Institute, and continued to draw and write during his musical career. Lennon produced worksÂ in pen, pencil or Japanese sumi ink, and many of his drawings were used to illustrate three books he published during the 1960s â€“ In His Own Write, A Spaniard in The Works and Skywriting By Word of Mouth. A collection of his lithographs, known as the “Bag One” portfolio, are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Photogold has a complete set of 8 Jack Vettriano silkscreen prints consisting of Along Came a Spider, Game of Life , Parlour of Temptation ,Table for One , Models in the Studio , Words of Wisdom , Drifters and Altar of Memory for sale . This set of signed silkscreens is considered by many to be his best ever collection .
Print details – Limited edition signed , silkscreen prints by Jack Vettriano SIZE 295 Published August 2004 PAPER 400gsm Velin Arches Blanc IMAGE SIZE 16 by 20 inches PAPER SIZE 26 by 22 inches . Delivery 7 to 10 days . Order by phone for free UK delivery 07723-538941
Sue Howells was recently named as the UK’s best selling artist in succession to such illustrious names as Jack Vettriano and Beryl Cook . Sue has been active in the market place for several years, and now has a reputation as one of the top selling artists in the UK, providing work for Harrods and John Lewis, as well as for galleries abroad – from the USA to New Zealand. She also provides paintings for TV programs and advertisements.Â Sue Howells is inspired by artists such as LS Lowry, John and Paul Nash and Auguste Macke
A little know gallery in the Borders will host the world premiere of rock icon Bob Dylan‘s first ever set of limited editions . breeze gallery in Peebles will open this unique exhibition this week . Dylan has sold over 110 million albums since he burst on the music scene in the 60s.
The Drawn Blank Series will be unveiled on 14th June for the first time. The Drawn Blank Series will cast a vibrant new light on the creativity of one of the worldâ€™s most important and influential cultural figures. More art news
Limited to editions of only 295 worldwide, these stunning graphics are set to take the art world by storm on release and breeze gallery owner Bob Corsie has pulled off something of a coup for his small emerging gallery in the Scottish border town. Based on drawings and sketches made by Dylan while on the road from 1989 to 1992, the watercolour and gouache paintings in The Drawn Blank Series were created during 2007 and visually echo the stylistic hallmarks of Dylanâ€™s prose, poetry and music. More art news
Sweet Bird of Youth is unique among Jack Vettriano prints because it has been an open and a limited edition print . Normally an image either one or the other . Sweet Bird of Youth was published as a limited edition lithograph by Jack Vettriano in one of his first sets of limited editions . The print is still popular in both formats . This week also saw the unveiling of Vettriano’s newest work based on the theme of the Monaco Grand Prix 1971 .Former world champion racing driver Sir Jackie Stewart has said it was a “great honour” to be painted by artist Jack Vettriano.
Vettriano, one of the world’s best selling artists, has completed a new series of three pictures featuring Sir Jackie and his wife Helen. The triptych of paintings tell the story of the Scottish racing driver’s third victory at the Monaco grand prix in 1971.
The pictures, titled Tension, Timing, Triumph – Monaco 1971, were unveiled by Prince Albert at a reception in Monaco on Wednesday.