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‘Dr Connolly, I presume ?’ Painted in 2017

Jack has been commisioned for a painting to celebrate Billy Connolly’s 75th Birthday.

To be on display in Glasgow’s People’s Palace from the middle of June.

Billy Connolly

‘Love, Actually’. Painted in 2017.

‘Love, Actually’. Painted in 2017. This is being auctioned for Red Nose Day with all proceeds going to the charity.


Love, Actually

Don’t Worry About Jack Vettriano

savant garde
Article by Julian Stern
October 2015

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The Contemplation Series


JVP101-Black on Blonde JVP103-Baby Bye Bye

JVP105 -Edinburgh Afternoon JVP102-Model in Westwood

JVP104-The Very thought of you

Jack Vettriano Publishing is delighted to announce the release of an atmospheric and thought provoking collection of 5 previously unpublished works, all depicting a single lady with something on her mind. Each print is completely unique and each has their own story—which as always is left to the Viewer’s imagination.

Prints from the Contemplation Series are limited to 250 of each image and may be ordered singularly for £375.00 each or as a specially priced set of 5 with matching Edition Numbers for £1650.00. A framed option is also available.

These are available to pre-order from today through the Jack Vettriano website and officially launched on 18th of September .

The Nationalist


This will be limited to only 100 high quality giclee prints plus 10 Artist’s Proofs.

The Nationalist will be available to buy on general sale from Friday 11th September.

Newsletter subscribers will be able to pre-order a copy through our website from Friday 4th September.  All copies will come complete with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist himself.

The image is 14″ x 11.5″ in size.

The retail price for one of these is £275.00 including the double mount or £395.00 framed.

The Nationalist was painted in 1994 and was recently rediscovered whilst archiving Vettriano’s work.  Jack thought it deserved to be seen as it has never been publicly exhibited.

By Andrew Alderson, Chief Reporter

One is a miner’s son who has become one of Britain’s most successful artists. The other is the former doyen of Formula 1 who won the world championship three times during a glittering career. Now Jack Vettriano and Sir Jackie Stewart, both famous Scots from very different worlds, 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.

Both Mr 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.

The collaboration between the two men took place when Sir Jackie, who is an art collector and a fan of Mr Vettriano’s work, contacted the artist last summer. They met up and eventually Mr Vettriano came up with an idea for three paintings after watching the Roman Polanski film about the 1971 Grand Prix called Weekend of a Champion and studying other photographs of the era. Mr Vettriano, who divides his time between home in Nice, London and Scotland, said: “There’s a sense of romance in risk and danger, which is very compelling, and researching idea for my painting made me realise just how different Formula 1 was in Jackie’s era.

“I was astonished to be reminded that the cars were, as Jackie puts it, ‘petrol tanks on wheels’ and it really touched me to see just how involved the wives and girlfriends were in the whole process of the race. To see footage of Helen [Sir Jackie’s wife] and the other wives recording lap times and keeping charts so that the information could be relayed to the drivers by mechanics on hand-held boards seems incredible now.

“What those courageous drivers risked back then defies belief but as an artist what interested me was the love story that has spanned this astonishing sporting career. It is this, the romance, that I hope I have captured in these three paintings.”

Each painting captures a moment during the race. Tension shows Sir Jackie prior to the race, focusing on the challenge ahead as he walks toward the starting grid, carrying his trademark tartan helmet in his bag. Timing shows Sir Jackie’s wife, Helen, dressed in black and holding a stop-watch as she records his lap times at the side of the circuit. The central painting, Triumph, shows the couple in an emotional embrace after Sir Jackie won the race in his distinctive blue Tyrrell racing car. Waiting at the top of the stairs are Prince Rainier and Princess Grace.

Sir Jackie, who won the Monaco Grand Prix three times, said: “I love the way Jack has captured the romance and uniqueness of Monaco. The paintings are magic.”

Sir Jackie, 68, who has been married for 46 years, did not commission the three paintings so he was under no obligation to buy them. However, after seeing them for the first time in Mr Vettriano’s first-floor Chelsea flat in February, he has now purchased all three paintings for an undisclosed sum to hang in his private collection.

Mr Vettriano, 56, who was born and brought up in the seaside town of Methil, Fife, has had his paintings bought by the likes of Jack Nicholson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Tim Rice and Robbie Coltrane. His work treads a thin line between glamour and sleaze. Originally called Jack Hoggan and a self-taught artist, he changed his name – adopting his mother’s maiden name – when he altered the style of his painting in 1988, the year of his great breakthrough when two canvases submitted to the Royal Scottish Academy annual show sold on the first night. Today his paintings sell for up to £130,000 each and he makes more than £500,000 annually in print royalties. His most popular work, The Singing Butler, has sold four million posters and cards – more than any other painting in the UK.

Earlier this year, Mr Vettriano, a divorcee, painted a portrait of Zara Phillips, the Queen’s grand-daughter, which will be auctioned later this year to raise money for Sport Relief.
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An Imperfect past

Jack Vettriano: A Celebration – Paintings from Past and Present

29th March – 1st June 2014
Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm
Heartbreak Gallery
Free admission

Heartbreak Gallery in London will be hosting an exhibition of twenty paintings by Scottish artist, Jack Vettriano, curated largely from private collections. Other works to be displayed include a number of previously unseen works by Vettriano, which have come directly from the artist’s studio. Many of the paintings featured in this exhibition are touring on loan to Heartbreak, following the recent Retrospective of the artist’s work held at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum in Glasgow, which received a record-breaking 130,502 visitors during its 5 month run.

For Vettriano fans who were unable to visit the Retrospective exhibition in Glasgow, Heartbreak Gallery will be offering one last opportunity of seeing some of the works that were featured in this much talked about event. The works to be displayed in London range in date from 1992 to 2012 and include famous works such as ‘Elegy for a Dead Admiral’ and ‘Pendine Beach’, amongst other, lesser known works to be seen.

Alongside the exhibition of originals, Heartbreak will also be launching The Red Room Collection – a series of five of Jack Vettriano’s more erotic images, published for the first time as signed, limited edition prints.

Portrait of The Artist

Jack Vettriano: In Conversation

An exclusive event in support of Maggie’s.
Wednesday 29th January 2014
6.15 – 8.30pm
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG
Tickets: £15

On Wednesday 29th January, Jack Vettriano will be In Conversation with Phil Miller, Arts Correspondent of The Herald, at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum in Glasgow. This is a rare opportunity to hear Jack Vettriano speak in a relaxed and intimate environment. The evening will be structured as a conversation between Phil Miller and Jack Vettriano and will include a Q&A session, with pre-selected questions submitted from members of the public.

After the event, Jack will be signing books and catalogues, which may be purchased from the Museum Shop on the evening.

Ticket price includes admission to the Vettriano Retrospective Exhibition and a £5 donation to Maggie’s. Tickets for this event may be bought directly from the Museum shop at Kelvingrove Art Gallery or online from Heartbreak Publishing.

Event details
6:15pm: Doors Open
7:00pm: In Conversation event
8:00- 8.30pm: Book-signing

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