Vettriano works to go under the hammer

  • 29 August 2007

Some of Jack Vettriano’s earliest works are to go under the hammer at a Sotheby’s sale in Gleneagles.

The seven pictures, considered to be those which propelled the Fife-born artist into the big time, are expected to fetch more than £1.2 million.

They were commissioned by Sir Terence Conran in 1997 for the Bluebird Club in London, which is due for a refurbishment as part of its 10th anniversary.

The hotly debated Vettriano, who often divides opinion on his work, regularly commands top prices for paintings – such as the Singing Butler, which made almost £750,000 in 2004.

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