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Painting to be auctioned for STV Appeal 2013

Sir Tom Hunter donates his Vettriano to charity fund-raising auction

Jack Vettriano OBE (b.1951)
Night-Time Rituals II
Oil on canvas
12 x 15 inches (canvas size)
21 x 24 inches (frame size)
Signed, Painted in 2012

** Painting Sold for £65,000 **

Sir Tom Hunter has donated a painting by Jack Vettriano so that it may be auctioned to raise funds for the STV Appeal 2013.

Entitled Night-Time Rituals II, the painting was acquired by Sir Tom at a charity fund-raising dinner last year and the Scottish philanthropist has re-donated it for an on-line auction to raise funds for the STV Appeal, an annual fund-raising initiative launched in 2011 by STV and The Hunter Foundation to help children and young people affected by poverty in Scotland.

Night-time Rituals II will be on display at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow from 1st September to 11th October 2013.

The sale of Night-time Rituals II is being handled by Glasgow based auction house, McTears, via their on-line bidding platform Gallery 1842. Bidding started on-line on Sunday 1st September and ends during the live STV Appeal show on Friday 11th October.

Jack Vettriano has given his support to the re-gifted donation and comments:”I applaud Sir Tom’s generous decision to donate the painting that he acquired last year and would encourage any potential bidders to follow his example by bidding as generously as they can in the knowledge all funds will go to the STV Appeal, which was set up to address a hugely important issue for Scotland.

I was shocked to hear the statistic that 220,000 children in Scotland are living in poverty and I am pleased to have been able to make a contribution to the STV Appeal and to give my on-going support to this fund-raising initiative. Night-time Rituals, explores a theme to which I like to return from time to time – it’s about creating an atmosphere of anticipation and indulging in those rare moments where all your senses collide.”


Jack Vettriano to appear at Glasgow Film Theatre on Sunday 22nd September 2013


Glasgow Film Theatre
Sunday 22nd September 2013, 5pm

Jack Vettriano will be appearing at the Glasgow Film Theatre on Sunday 22nd September to discuss and introduce the David Lynch film, Blue Velvet.  Widely regarded as one of Lynch’s finest works, the film has been a source of appreciation and inspiration for Vettriano. He will discuss this and other inspirations before introducing the film.

Exhibition ticket prices: £5 / £3 concessions (children under 16 admitted free)




Vettriano Retrospective dedicated website launches


Jack Vettriano : A Retrospective
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
21st September 2013 – 23rd February 2014

A website dedicated to Jack Vettriano: A Retrospective exhibition has just been launched.The website features all the essential information of how to pre-book tickets, travel options, hotel recommendations and information on special events scheduled to happen during the five month run of the exhibition.

Ticket prices: £5 / £3 concessions (children under 16 admitted free)


Vettriano inspired story features in Steven Meisel’s greatest hits

In July 2013, the 25th Anniversary issue of Vogue Italia included a highlight of the Vettriano inspired fashion story, ‘Pulp: His Kind of Woman’, in their ‘Steven Meisel: Greatest Hits, Volume 1’ anthology, compiled to celebrate the magazine’s benchmark anniversary.

The internationally acclaimed fashion photographer, Steven Meisel, originally shot the 32-page story inspired by the paintings of Jack Vettriano for the August 2004 issue of Vogue Italia. Entitled ‘Pulp: His Kind of Woman’ , styled by Edward Enninful and produced by Eric Hoffman, Meisel’s fashion story was credited as being based on the paintings of Jack Vettriano and explores the film noir themes for which Jack has become famous.

Some of the photographs are direct interpretations of individual paintings, whilst others are more in homage to the style and atmoshpere of Vettriano’s work.

Vettriano Retrospective dates announced


Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

21st September 2013 – 23rd February 2014

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is staging the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to Scottish artist, Jack Vettriano. This is the first major Vettriano retrospective, bringing together more than 100 of the artist’s paintings, including his most definitive and best-loved works, for the first time from private collections around the world.

This retrospective exhibition showcases such key paintings as Dance me to the end of Love (1998), Mad Dogs (1992), Long Time Gone (2006), Bluebird at Bonneville (1996) and The Billy Boys (1994). Alongside these classic, romantically themed paintings for which Vettriano is perhaps best known, this exhibition will also feature extensive examples of his powerfully erotic works such as Game On (1999), The Parlour of Temptation (1996), An Imperfect Past (2000), Fetish (1998 ) and Night Geometry (1996). All the paintings featured in this exhibition are on loan from private collections and many are going on public display for the first time in close to 20 years.

Jack Vettriano said: “I was deeply touched when approached by Kelvingrove Art Gallery about staging a Retrospective exhibition for me, having long since been an admirer of their collections and overall ethos. Exhibiting in such majestic surroundings is a great honour and one for which I am extremely grateful. I look forward to spending some time in Glasgow and renewing my acquaintance with some of my favourite paintings in Kelvingrove’s Collection – works by the likes of Van Gogh and the Scottish Colourists that, in many ways, inspired me to become an artist at the outset.

It will not be without some considerable emotion that I will also be reunited with some of my own paintings; works that span 20 years of my career and many of which I have not seen in years. I’ve been very lucky that my works have found their way into a diverse range of private collections around the world over the years and I am most grateful to the owners for so kindly loaning their paintings back for this special exhibition.”

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Argyle Street
G3 8AG

Tel: 0141 276 9599

21st September 2013 – 23rd February 2014

Open Monday to Thursday and Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 11am – 5pm

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Website

Ticket prices: £5 / £3 concessions (children under 16 admitted free)

To book tickets, please click HERE

A dedicated website for the Retrospective Exhibition has been launched. To visit the site, please click HERE

Click HERE to email us for further information and to join the Jack Vettriano Retrospective mailing list to receive updates regarding the exhibition

An Audience with Jack Vettriano and Ian Rankin, Adam Smith Festival

Venue: The Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy

Date: Saturday 8th June 2013

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £8

As part of the Adam Smith Festival, Jack Vettriano and Ian Rankin will be in conversation with broadcaster Lesley Riddoch at The Old Kirk in Kirkcaldy. Covering a range of topics and questions from the audience, this should be a lively event between two of Fife’s best-known characters. Tickets are selling fast.

Click HERE for more information or to book tickets.


Jack Vettriano donates rare print to Julian Lennon's Charity Foundation

Jack Vettriano donates print number 1/250 from his special autobiographical edition, entitled ‘Blue Blue’, to the White Feather Foundation’s fund-raising auction.

Jack Vettriano OBE (b.1951)

Blue Blue

Limited Edition Giclee Print
20 x 16 inches | 50.8 x 40.6 cms (image size)
35 x 30 inches | 88.9 x 76.2 cms (frame size)
Paper: 350 gsm Museum Etching paper

Edition Number: 1/250

Signed and numbered by the artist, 2013
Signed and inscribed with a special commemorative message on the on the reverse of the frame

Estimate: £1,500 – £2,500

This image features an autobiographical scene inspired by Vettriano’s time in Nice, where he has an apartment and studio. The title of this painting was inspired by lyrics from David Bowie’s song, ‘Sound and Vision’. Vettriano has donated number 1.250 of this edition to the White Feather Foundation where it will be auctioned at their prestigious, inaugural Ball, which is to be held in Monaco on Friday 10th May.

If you are interested in placing a confirmed commissioned bid for this very special, inscribed print, please contact Sophie Harral at Heartbreak Gallery on +44 (0)20 3219 5710 or via email at

The charity fund-raising Ball is to be held in Monaco on 10th May 2013 to raise funds for projects delivering clean water and sanitation to those suffering from water borne diseases. The Ball will be presented by Julian Lennon and hosted by Hollywood actress, Whoopi Goldberg, with T.S.H. Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, as guests of honour.

There are a limited number of tickets still available for this prestigious event. For more information on purchasing tickets, please contact the organisers via email

As well as this specially inscribed and signed print 1/250 of Vettriano’s Blue Blue, there will also be Lots donated by major international artists including Damien Hirst, Ai Wei Wei, Mark Evans, Simon Moon and Sir Paul McCartney.

For further information about the fund-raising Ball, please contact:

For further information about Julian Lennon’s White Feather Foundation, please click HERE.



Jack Vettriano donates painting to Great Scot Awards fund-raising auction

Jack Vettriano donates original painting to charity fund-raising auction

Jack Vettriano OBE (b.1951)

Night-Time Rituals II

Oil on canvas
12 x 15 inches (canvas size)
21 x 24 inches (frame size)
Signed, Painted in 2012

Sold for: £35,000 

Jack Vettriano and Heartbreak Gallery donated this painting for a charity fund-raising auction that took place on Tuesday 27th November 2012 at the Great Scot Awards 2012 Dinner at Boisdale of Canary Wharf in London.

Jack Vettriano personally chose this painting for the auction and comments:

“Night-time Rituals, explores a theme that I like to return to from time to time – it’s about creating an atmosphere of anticipation and indulging in those rare moments where all your senses collide.”

Night-time Rituals II is one of a series of new paintings by Jack Vettriano that will feature in a touring exhibition in 2013.

Proceeds raised at this fund-raising auction were to be donated to STV Appeal 2012, which was set up to raise funds for children’s’ charities across Scotland.  

Click HERE to see footage filmed at the auction and to read their coverage of the event on-line at

Working closely with six major Scottish charities (Aberlour, Action for Children, Barnardo’s Scotland, Children 1st, Save the Children Scotland and One Parent Families Scotland) the STV Appeal supports initiatives that seek to change the lives of Scotland’s most vulnerable young people in a sustainable, long term way.

Click HERE to read more about the Great Scot Awards.




Jack Vettriano at Boisdale of Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf’s most majestic venue to host The Vettriano Collection, an exhibition of limited edition prints by Jack Vettriano.

Organised in association with Heartbreak Publishing, the exhibition comprises a specially curated collection of signed, limited edition prints by Jack Vettriano on display in the Fleming Gallery Room until Friday 21st December 2012. Admission is free of charge.

Jack Vettriano’s association with the Boisdale group began in 2010 when he was named Great Scot of the Year, and the award presented to him by the inaugural year’s winner, Sir Jackie Stewart.  Last year’s opening of the 15,000 square foot Boisdale of Canary Wharf has continued the association with the opening of ‘The Jack Vettriano Room’, a private dining room where original paintings hang alongside a specially created series of limited edition prints. 

Speaking about the Boisdale, Jack has said, “Until I was nominated for the Johnnie Walker Great Scot of the Year Award in 2010, I was embarrassingly unaware of the Boisdale Club in Belgravia.  It was wonderful to discover such a strong Scottish presence only five minutes’ from my home and the night of the Award is one of the most memorable and enjoyable I’ve had in years. 

Without doubt, the most lasting reward of that evening, was meeting and since becoming friends with, Ranald Macdonald, who is, in all senses, at the heart of the Boisdale empire.  I was thrilled to hear about Ranald’s ambitious plans for a Boisdale in the City and was lucky enough to get a sneak preview before it opened.  It is quite simply fabulous and on a very grand scale but one made instantly welcoming by Ranald’s eye for detail and his personal touches. I was delighted to be asked to contribute a piece of artwork to hang there and very flattered to discover that two paintings and a collection of prints were to hang in a private dining room.”  Jack Vettriano

Vettriano fans booking a table at Boisdale Canary Wharf for lunch or dinner will be offered a complimentary glass of champagne.  Simply quote “Heartbreak” when booking.  Offer valid until 21st December 2012 and subject to availability.

Please note that access to both the Fleming Gallery Room and the Jack Vettriano Room may be limited when a Private Event is on.  Please check with the Boisdale ahead of your visit to avoid disappointment.  Tel: 020 7715 5818

 Boisdale of Canary Wharf
Cabot Place
Canary Wharf
London, E14 4QT

Click HERE to visit the Boisdale website and to read more about this event.

 Boisdale Canary Wharf is open 11am to midnight from Monday to Saturday.

T: +44(0) 20 7715 5818





Vanity Fair features Vettriano

Vanity Fair features Jack Vettriano in their July Issue

Jack Vettriano was interviewed by Amy Fine Collins, Senior Correspondent at Vanity Fair for a major feature which is published in the July 2012 issue of the magazine.

Download Vanity Fair Vettriano feature as PDF


 Click HERE to read an excerpt from the feature on Vanity Fair’s website.

Front cover portrait of Kristen Stewart by Mario Testino, courtesy of Vanity Fair.

Portrait of Jack Vettriano by Donald Milne, courtesy of Vanity Fair.