Saturday, 21 September 2013

Vettriano And Sex

Today the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow opened Jack Vettriano: A Retrospective, which brings together more than 100 of his paintings from private collections around the world, covering the years from 1992 to 2012 (CLICK). Scotland's most successful living artist has been rubbished by art critics for yonks, because he's too damned popular! How can the self-appointed arbiters of good taste approve of an artist whose prints used to sell in Woolworths? For a vitriolic tirade against Vettriano, CLICK to read The Guardian's impercipient critic. Then CLICK to read a BBC interview with Jack Vettriano. In answer to criticisms of sleaze, he says "Critics don't take sex seriously". They don't like black underwear and stocking tops. Too real. Rather than show one of his famous paintings, I've chosen one you may not have seen before: Blades (2009). Tickets cost £5 adults or £3 silver surfers.


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