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Jack Vettriano: A Man’s World

Jack Vettriano

Pavilion

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ISBN: 9781862058569

Price: £9.99

Publication date: 5 May 2009

Category: Practical Art

Jack Vettriano’s erotic, provocative and emotionally charged paintings have made him one of Britain’s most successful contemporary artists. Collected by celebrities the world over, his exhibitions have regularly sold out and paintings now change hands for millions of pounds.

This beautifully packaged gift-sized collection features Jack’s men. Depicted against a backdrop of bars, clubs, racetracks and bedrooms, the men are often mysterious, hard-edged and sometimes vulnerable. It is a timeless world of drama, passion, secret liaisons and hedonism, where men chase dreams and play for high stakes.

ABOUT THE Author

Jack Vettriano is entirely self-taught. A Scotsman of Italian descent, he left school at sixteen to become a mining engineer working down the Fife coalfields. For his twenty-first birthday a girlfriend gave him a set of watercolour paints and from then on, he spent much of his spare time teaching himself to paint. His first solo exhibition in Edinburgh was a sell-out and since then he has had solo exhibitions in London, Hong Kong and New York. Over the last twenty years, interest in Vettriano’s work has grown consistently. Vettriano’s best known painting, The Singing Butler, was sold at Sotheby’s for close to £750,000. He was awarded an OBE for Services to the Visual Arts. In 2013, a major twenty year Retrospective exhibition of Vettriano’s work was staged at Kelvingrove art Gallery and Musuem in Glasgow. He lives in Edinburgh.

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