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Culture minister promotes Vettriano paintings

Linda Fabiani, the Scottish culture secretary, is to ask Jack Vettriano to lend one of his paintings to hang in her office.Fabiani believes the arts establishment has rejected Vettriano’s talent out of snobbery. The painting would be displayed in the Scottish Executive building at Victoria Quay, alongside work by other Scots artists.Fabiani believes that Vettriano could be one of Scotland’s greatest cultural ambassadors.