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.
Jack Vettriano and Sir Jackie Stewart have collaborated on a triptych of paintings that will be unveiled this week by Prince Albert of Monaco. Called Tension, Timing and Triumph, Monaco 1971, the three paintings tell the story of Sir Jackie’s third victory at Monaco in 1971. Jack Vettriano and Sir Jackie will be in Monaco on Wednesday at the Hotel de Paris in Monaco as Prince Albert and other guests gather for a champagne reception in the run-up to next weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.Stewart has bought the 3 paintings for an undisclosed sum
Inspired by the art of Jack Vettriano , 68 year old pensioner Frank Spruce has entered a national competition to create a painting in the artist’s unique style. He saw the competition to seek out an painter in the style of Jack Vettriano in a newspaper
Spruce was so thrilled when he heard that Vettriano would be on the judging panel that he decided he had to enter and sent in a copy of a self-portrait.
” Nobody else will pose for me and sit still long enough so I sat in front of the mirror and painted myself,” said Mr Spruce, from Fir Grove, Paddington.
Frank has put on exhibitions in libraries across the town for the past five years and his paintings have sold well . Vettriano’s paintings include Singing Butler and Dance Me to the End of Love.
Bernat Klein CBE, the visionary fashion textile designer who made Scotland his adoptive home in 1945 , has dismissed the paintings of Jack Vettriano. “They’re nothing more than soft porn, which I don’t care for at all,” he claimed.Klein’s work has been described asÂ “A wonderfully lyrical evocation of the Scottish landscape in tactile yarns, in woven fabrics of fascinating textures and with an extraordinary richness of colour, and in eye-popping abstract prints.”
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 Â£2000-Â£3000, but it could go for much more if a bidding war broke out among collectors.
Night and the City signed limited edition print by Jack Vettriano
Limited Edition Giclee Print Image Size: 20 x 16 inches; 50.8 x 40.6 cms Paper Size: 28 1/4 x 22 7/8 inches; 71.8 x 58 cms Paper: 310 gsm Hahnemuhle mould made paper Published in April 2006 Edition Size: 495 The gicleÃ© printing process achieves the closest possible likeness of the original painting. The use of UV archival inks ensures the highest standards of both stability and longevity. Giclee ints are noted for their top quality image resolution, exceptional richness and depth of colour. The proofing of this print has been personally overseen by Jack Vettriano to ensure that the final edition is faithful to his original work and vision
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