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In pictures: The art of Jack Vettriano
Vettriano's The Singing Butler
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A series of well-known art works by Scottish artist Jack Vettriano - including iconic image The Singing Butler - was auctioned by Sotheby's in Edinburgh on Monday. This painting fetched a record 744,800.
Vettriano's Incident On The Promenade
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The 52-year-old's popular images have been reproduced on millions of cards and posters, outstripping Monet and Van Gogh in the reproduction stakes.
Vettriano's In The Heat Of The Night
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Self-taught artist Jack Vettriano sold his first painting a decade ago for just 180. He started painting aged 21 using a watercolour kit which was a present from his girlfriend.
Vettriano's The Umbrella
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Vettriano's nostalgic images have caught the attention of celebrity art collectors, with Jack Nicholson, lyricist Sir Tim Rice and actor Robbie Coltrane among the owners of his work.
Vettriano's Study For The Administration of Justice
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A traditional artist with a wide appeal, Vettriano has declared that there is "room for everybody" in the world of art - including those who are candidates to win the Turner Prize.
Vettriano's Study For Suddenly One Summer
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An exhibition of Jack Vettriano's works is due to be held at London's Portland Gallery in June, the latest in a long line of sell-out solo shows around the world.
Vettriano's Study For Something In The Air
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Jack Vettriano was born of a Scottish father and Italian mother, and his private life reflects the glamour and intrigue of his work. He has spoken about his experiences with lap-dancers and prostitutes - all studies for his work.
Vettriano's Study For Edith And The Kingpin
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Jack Vettriano gained an OBE for his work in 2003, the same year in which one of his paintings sold for 98,000. The Sotheby's sale is tipped to shatter this benchmark.



SEE ALSO:
Vettriano sells for record price
11 Dec 03  |  Scotland
Vettriano receives award
27 Nov 03  |  Scotland


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