Floren Gallery is pleased to present a full catalogue raisonné of Jack Vettriano's signed limited edition prints. Since 1995, a staggering 134 editions have been published as signed prints, including 116 unique artworks & 11 collections of works, many accompanying exhibitions.
Jack Vettriano is perhaps the most controversial and talked about living artist. Often called 'The People's Painter' by the British Press, Vettriano is a well known public figure and perhaps most people will have seen at least one of his paintings - The Singing Butler. This particular work at one time held the record for the highest price for any Scottish painting (£744,800) and the reproductions are the best-selling art prints in the UK.
Rejected by the art establishment with art critics sceptic in their opinion of Jack Vettriano's work, perhaps because he is entirely self-taught and did not attend art school, Vettriano has for the last 30 years been favoured by the public. The Guardian art critic, Jonathan Jones, wrote of Vettriano's work in 2004: "Vettriano is not even an artist. He just happens to be popular, with ordinary people" and described his work as "brainless". The Scottish art historian Duncan Macmillan called Vettriano's work “dim erotica” and Sandy Moffat, head of drawing and painting at Glasgow School of Art, said: "He can’t paint, he just colours in." But for all that, Vettriano continues to be as popular as ever, his work is adored by millions and his collector base keeps growing.
Floren Gallery pleased to present a full catalogue raisonné of Jack Vettriano's signed limited edition prints. Since 1995, a staggering 134 editions have been published as signed prints, which includes 116 unique artworks. There have also been 11 collections of works, many accompanying exhibitions. The majority of signed prints have since sold out from the publishers and are now traded on the secondary market. New works are now published by Jack Vettriano's publishing house - Jack Vettriano Publishing. Floren occasionally is able to offer original paintings by Vettriano, so please do keep revisiting the website.
Over the last thirty years, following in Vettriano’s work has continued to grow and his work is highly sought after - since his first attempts at painting under his birth name 'Jack Hogan', to selling two paintings in 1988 at the Royal Scottish Academy’s annual exhibition, sell-out solo exhibitions in Edinburgh, London, Hong Kong and New York, through to a major retrospective in 2013 at Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
Vettriano has always courted controversy; his problems with alcohol dependency, his sexual misbehaviour as he describes it and perhaps most infamously, it emerged in 2005 that Jack had copied poses for The Singing Butler directly from a sourcebook, The Illustrator’s Figure Reference Manual. Vettriano’s detractors considered this revelation was proof of artistic fraudulence. Vettriano was unrepentant saying, “Picasso said, ‘Other artists borrow - I steal.' And the same book I used was found in Francis Bacon’s studio when he died!”
One thing is for certain - Jack Vettriano is as popular as ever and his limited edition prints continue to sell out upon release. Floren estimate that he has signed and sold over 38,500 limited edition prints since his first published release back in 1995!