Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is staging the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the Scottish artist, Jack Vettriano. The first major Vettriano retrospective has proved exceedingly popular since opening to the public on Saturday 21 September. More than 37,000 people have already enjoyed the exhibition. In a rare move the museum will remain open until 8pm on Friday 8 November to allow the public a further opportunity to take in the retrospective, which brings together more than 100 of the artist’s paintings, including his most definitive and best-loved works.
Such is the strength of public demand; this is only the second time Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has opened late since it reopened in 2006. The lower floor and exhibition space will remain open until 8pm on Friday 8 November. People are able to pre-book tickets for the occasion or simply turn up on the night. Every visitor that evening will receive a complimentary limited edition exhibition Jack Vettriano poster.
The appetite for the Jack Vettriano retrospective has surpassed all expectations with an average of 1,000 people passing through the exhibition on a daily basis.
Chair of Glasgow Life, Councillor Archie Graham, said; “We are thrilled to host this exceptional retrospective of the career of Jack Vettriano. The tens of thousands of people who have taken in this wonderful exhibition are testament to the fact that the people of Glasgow and beyond are also thrilled the city is able to bring together some of the great treasures from Jack’s career. We are delighted to be able to open the museum later on the 8th of November, giving the public another opportunity to enjoy the retrospective, which brings together more than 100 of Jack Vettriano’s paintings, including many of his best-loved works.”
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 also features 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.
Find out more about how to get tickets for this event here