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)

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