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 –
- The Singing Butler
- Dance me to the end of Love
- Elegy for the Dead Admiral
- Mad Dogs and Englishmen
- The Picnic Party
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.