Power station limited edition
A LOCAL landmark immortalised in the hands of a world-famous artist is set to go global.
Jack Vettriano's painting 'Long Time Gone', in which Methil Power Station looms large, has been released as a limited edition print.
The work, first unveiled to the public in the East Fife Mail in 2006, featured in the artist's last exhibition Love, Devotion and Surrender.
A couple tenderly embrace before the brutal brooding shadow of Levenmouth's largest building - an iconic symbol for an artist with local connections.
At the time, Vettriano (58) explained the power station's attraction lay in its "terrible beauty".
"It's been there since I was a boy and it's such a landmark. It does have a terrible beauty - it's ugly but beautiful at the same time," he commented.
"I heard a rumour that the power station could be demolished within the next few years and I thought I've got to do something on this before it's gone."
The artist briefly spoke of the painting at "An Audience with Jack Vettriano" at the Adam Smith College recently and revealed it was a particularly meaningful image for him.
In fact, Levenmouth has repeatedly inspired some of his best-known and sought-after images.
"When you see this in the paintings it's all part of my memories of this place," he told the Mail.
"Life has moved on but it's fair to say this was and always will be my home."
'Long Time Gone' is one of five limited edition prints to be released on sale tomorrow (Thursday) and will set you back 595.
Only 250 copies of each image will be released worldwide. To pre-order, visit the website www.enidhuttgallery.com
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