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Jack Vettriano: A Retrospective Exhibition Catalogue

 

Jack Vettriano: A Retrospective
Limited Edition Exhibition Catalogue
Foreword by A.L. Kennedy

£15.99
Paperback
Size 267 x 244mm
200 pages, 124 illustrations
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This limited edition exhibition catalogue accompanies  the first Retrospective exhibition of Jack Vettriano’s work in the UK, held at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, 21st September 2013 – 23rd February 2014.

The catalogue illustrates over 120 of the artist’s paintings, ranging in date from 1992 to 2012 and including Vettriano’s most famous works.

With essays from W. Gordon Smith, A.L. Kennedy, Rowan Pelling and Sir Tim Rice.

JACK VETTRIANO: A RETROSPECTIVE
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow
21st September 2013 – 23rd February 2014

 

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A Man's World

Jack Vettriano
A Man’s World
Foreword by Ian Rankin

£10

Hardback
ISBN 978-1862058569
Hardback, Size 208 x 164mm, Pages 112, Price: £9.99

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This gift-sized book focuses on Vettriano’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.

“My work relies heavily on narrative though I never much like to discuss the narrative, preferring as I do to allow the viewer to compose their own, perhaps more personal scenarios.

Men are less complete than women. Our wiring systems are geared for life on earth two million years ago. To have half the population of the world emotionally underdeveloped is an inescapable part of the human condition. So man soldiers on.

‘A Man’s World’ contains some of the images which, to my way of thinking, best represent the qualities of man; from predatory to vulnerable, from cruel to sensitive and from hungry to bloated – my men are thus defined.” Jack Vettriano

Women In Love

Jack Vettriano
Women In Love
Foreward by Jack Vettriano

£9.99

Hardback
ISBN 978-1862058552
Hardback, Size 208 x 164mm, Pages 112, Price: £9.99

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This gift-sized book focuses on Vettriano’s women – the mysterious, seductive, beautiful, languid, passionate and powerful.

Inspired by his many muses, Vettriano’s paintings have frequently focused on women and they have formed the subject of some of his most popular and significant paintings, including the “Singing Butler” and “Mad Dogs”. Whether relaxing on a beach, reclining in a bar or dancing through the night, this book celebrates Jack’s vision of women and their importance in his work.

“I have always sought the company of women over men. This is not a purely sexual endeavour; as companions, they possess a range of qualities that far outweigh those of mere man.

In choosing the paintings for ‘Women In Love’, I have purposely avoided my femme fatales and their manipulative behaviour. I have chosen those paintings which I think best illustrate my definition of love and contain the aspects of women that draw me in.” Jack Vettriano

Long Time Gone

Studio Life

Jack Vettriano
Studio Life
Foreword by Ian Rankin

£25

Photographs by Jillian Edelstein
Text by Tom Rawstorne

Published by Pavilion Books
Published on 28 March 2008
ISBN 1862057435
Hardback, 280 x 228mm, Pages 160

Price £25.00

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Click HERE for details of Cheltenham Literary Festival discussion with Ian Rankin.

Jack Vettriano: A Life

Jack Vettriano
Jack Vettriano: A Life

£25

Text by Anthony Quinn

Published by Pavilion Books

Published on 25 October 2004
ISBN 1862056463
Hardback, Size 280 x 228mm, Pages 192

Price £25.00

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Lovers and Other Strangers (Paperback)

Jack Vettriano
Lovers and Other Strangers (Paperback)

£15

Text by Anthony Quinn

Published by Pavilion Books

Published on 30 October 2003

ISBN 1862056307
Paperback, Size 290 x 228mm, Pages 160

Price £14.99

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Lovers and Other Strangers (Hardback)

Jack Vettriano
Lovers and Other Strangers (Reduced format Hardback)

£12.99

Text by Anthony Quinn

Published by Pavilion Books

Reduced format Hardback Published in 2009
ISBN 9-781-8620-5853-8
Hardback, Size 208 x 164mm, Pages 160

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Fallen Angels

Jack Vettriano
Fallen Angels

Alongside over forty Vettriano paintings are stories, poems, dialogue from plays, and other fine examples of Scottish writing. W Gordon Smith, playwright and art critic, has woven an anthology of new and old writing round the painter’s images, complementing them, matching their moods, extending the lives of his characters beyond their frozen moments on canvas.

Some of Scotland’s most accomplished writers have accepted the challenge to put their imagination into free fall and, by interpreting Vettriano’s paintings in such diverse ways, plunder some of their mysteries and perhaps go some way towards explaining their unique appeal.

Published by Pavilion Books, October 1999

ISBN 1862053642

Paperback, 180 x 180mm, Pages 120

Price £14.99

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Tattooed by The Family Business

Jack Vettriano
Tattooed by the Family Business
Portraits by Fredi Marcarini
Contributions from Jack Vettriano

£30

Published by Pavilion Books, 2010
ISBN 1862058830
Hardback, Size 295x 255, Pages 208

Published on 6th September 2010

This is a tattoo book like no other. Filled with jaw dropping portrait photography by Fredi Marcarini and reportage that makes you practically smell the ink by Chris Terry, this beautifully designed book focuses on the work of Mo Coppoletta and The Family Business based in London’s Exmouth Market.

Jack Vettriano is a client of Mo Coppoletta’s and the book features a sequence of photographs of Jack visiting the parlour, having a tattoo created by Mo and a final portrait shot of Jack with his new tattoo by Fredi Marcarini.

Jack Vettriano on the art of the tattoo:

“I’ve always been attracted to the retro appeal of tattoos. To me there’s something so romantic about the commitment a person makes in having the name of a loved one, a place or even an idea inscribed, forever, on their bodies. We literally where our hearts on our sleeves.

A tattoo is a poetic and artistic creation and a truly great tattoo can only be created by a true artist. It was a great privilege for me to have mine created by Mo, who is first of all an artist and then a master tattooist.

Wander into The Family Business and you have entered an artist’s studio; the walls adorned with drawings and paintings; memorabilia and found objects scattered around; the music playing only partially masking the incessant buzzing of the tattoo machines, a soundtrack that just adds to the experience. It’s a melting pot of creativity in there; sights, sounds and even smells all around you, stimulating all your senses but the moment you surrender to your artist, the experience becomes oddly private, calm and intimate between just the two of you. Choose your artist with care.

I think it was Jack London who once said, “Show me a man with a tattoo and I’ll show you a man with an interesting past.” and I love the idea that a tattoo can be hint or a clue to a story or the stories of a person’s life.”

Welcoming you into the Family, Mo invites you to step into his world whether you’re a first timer, an old timer or as he says, a serious collector. The prospect of tattoo feels less terrifying when surrounded by Mo’s artworks, religious iconography and David, the gel quiffed manager talking you through each of the look books. Accountants, nurses, musicians, artists and celebrities all flock to The Family Business and everyone is treated the same. You wait your turn like everyone else.

Tattooed… is as much an inspirational design source as a peek into the private world of the tattoo parlour, its artists and clients reflecting the status of the tattoo as a truly twenty first century art form.

With tattoo artworks and endless photographs of clients (including Maxim, Paloma Faith and Jack Vettriano) and the artists, Tattooed is a true reflection on life at The Family Business.

“If you want to succeed in tattooing, you need to breathe, eat, drink and smell tattooing.” Mo Coppoletta.

Mo Coppoletta is one of the world’s most respected tattoo artists. He established The Family Business Tattoo shop in 2003 in the heart of London with the aim of creating a new setting for tattoo enthusiasts, a shop with a different approach and a unique environment. The shop has built a strong following and is now internationally renowned for its high standards of creativity and talented artists.

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