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A Vettriano retrospective will be shown in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which already has a Vettriano painting.Final contracts are still to be signed. Glasgow has nine galleries but Kelvingrove is the one which will host such a major retrospective for someone of this stature.
Vettriano has just finished curating his 20-year retrospective . The full details of the paintings featured have yet to be announced . The Scottish artist revealed the details in an interview with the US magazine Vanity Fair. Vettriano’s exhibition in Kirkcaldy set attendance records.
“The gallery will also help promote edgy, younger artists.Showing landscapes and flowers doesn’t interest me. I’m trying to start a fire,” he said.
Last night, Nathalie Martin, the artist’s director at his Heartbreak gallery in London, said
“The reason it will be in Glasgow is because we got a very positive, very significant approach from the public gallery in question in Glasgow. It was their idea. This will be a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity to see the top ten, if not more of Vettriano’s works from the four corners of the globe . We’ve had a an extraordinary response from private collectors who own some of the works and have secured agreement for many of the paintings.”
What is Art ? A pile of bricks ? The Mona Lisa ? Who knows . Nothing by Tracey Emin , that's for sure . Isn't modern art a con ?