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Subject: Art Purchase
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Visual Arts
Asked by: bigj3400-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 28 Nov 2004 22:07 PST
Expires: 28 Dec 2004 22:07 PST
Question ID: 435384
Where would I go to purchase an original painting, not a print or a
serigraph, by artist Jack Vittriano?

Request for Question Clarification by leli-ga on 29 Nov 2004 01:41 PST
Hello bigj3400

Would you be happy with an answer referring you to a gallery in the UK? 
They are currently offering eleven original Vettrianos for sale, and
you can see pictures on their website but no prices. As well as
dealing in his paintings, they are probably the best source for
information about new work by the artist.

If you want to buy from a dealer in some other part of the world,
please could you let us know where?

Thanks - Leli

Clarification of Question by bigj3400-ga on 29 Nov 2004 08:27 PST
I would like to know the name of the gallery in the UK and if you have
any galleries/dealers in the US, that would be great as well.  Please
be sure to provide me with the website in your answer.  Thanks for the
good work.

Subject: Re: Art Purchase
Answered By: leli-ga on 29 Nov 2004 10:20 PST
Thanks for your message, Jon.

The Portland Gallery in London acts as exclusive representative of
Jack Vettriano, and is a good source for earlier paintings being
resold as well as for new work. The most recent exhibition of new
paintings is completely sold out, but the gallery is handling some
"private sales" of work from the 1990s.

These are the paintings currently on offer:

(Click to see larger image with details of size, date etc.)

Vettriano paintings may be on sale next year at the Haughton's 20c art
fair in New York.

Previously his work has been exhibited at the Armory.

"Vettriano?s work was shown for the first time in New York, when
twenty paintings were displayed at The International 20th Century Arts
Fair at The Armory. " (in 1999)

Contact page for the Portland Gallery:

Portland Gallery
9 Bury Street
London SW1

Tel:  +44 (0)20 7321 0422
Fax:  +44 (0)20 7321 0230

I'm afraid I've been unable to find any US galleries with original
Vettrianos for sale. Sotheby's and other auction houses have sold some
in the UK, but I didn't find any information about auction sales of
Vettriano in the US. His work sells well in his native Scotland as
well as in England, and this may mean the UK is the focus for trading
in his paintings.

You could consider a one-day subscription to ($15) to see
if there are any US dealers who regularly handle Vettriano's work.

I hope this is helpful, but please let me know if I can clarify anything.

Best Wishes - Leli

Search strategy

I was fairly sure that Vettriano was represented by one particular
London gallery so my main search was:

Vettriano exclusively represented

I then tried many other searches to try to find US-based possibilities
for you, but found nothing except one or two rather deceptive websites
selling copies of Vettriano's work in a slightly misleading way.
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