Lovers and Other Strangers: Paintings by Jack Vettriano Paperback – 11 Jul 2002
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"The text is intriguing - less biography than apology, an attempt to dismiss the mass of political opinion with a success story and include Vettriano in the cultural mainstream" (The Glasgow Herald)
About the Author
Jack Vettriano was born in Scotland in 1954. He left school at fifteen, became an apprentice mechanical engineer the following year and worked for five years in the Fife coalfields. He began painting in his spare time at the age of 21. In 1989 he submitted two paintings to the Royal Scottish Academy annual exhibition: both pieces were accepted, hung and sold. This exposure led to his first solo exhibition in 1992 - since then he has had exhibitions in London, South Africa and Hong Kong. He has been featured in many radio programmes, including The Usual Suspects, Home Truths, Postscript and Midweek on Radio 4. His work was featured in BBC 2's coverage of the 1995 Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh Nights. His first book, Fallen Angels, named after his 1993 exhibition, is also published by Pavilion Books.
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As you can now find his pictures on everything from calenders and biscuit tins to mouse mats and coasters, this book is a wonderful insight into the man and his painings, reprducing far more than you will ever find in the art cards section in Smiths. From his beautiful beach settings, to the more erotic, sometimes disturbing nightlife scenes, you are taken to a place that could have existed if George Orwell and Edward Hopper ever went into business together. (Surreal I know, but...)
A note to the publishers however: Please don't print across two pages, we want to see the whole picture without breaking the book's spine!
Other than that, this is a wonderful book. If only I had the money to buy that painting all that time ago...
But don't let my critism put you off this book, there are a lot of painting reproduced on a single side and therefore have not spoilt by the book's formatting.