Jack breaks all the records

Jack Vettriano
Jack Vettriano

A new exhibition celebrating the career of Jack Vettriano has shattered all box office records.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow has hosted 1000 people every DAY since it opened in September ... and it has had to extend its opening hours to cope with demand.

Thousands more are expected to flock to the gallery before it ends in February.

‘Jack Vettriano : A Retrospective’ has been running for less than three months at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery – but, already, well over 61,000 people have visited the Argyle Street venue to see it.

Ticket sales were recently averaging around 1000 a day and the gallery has already staged one late-night opening to meet demand.

Jack Vettriano himself made a personal appearance at the gallery over the weekend, for a book signing session and also a fund-raising event in aid of Maggie’s.

The display features the first major Vettriano retrospective, bringing together 100 of his paintings and including his most definitive and best-loved works.

All the featured pieces are on loan from private collections and many are going on public display for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Vettriano said it was “ not without some considerable emotion” that he’d been reunited with some of his art.

He added: “I’ve been very lucky that my works have found their way into a diverse range of private collections around the world over the years.”

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is in Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG, tel 0141 276 9599.

The exhibition runs until Sunday, February 23, with tickets priced at £5 for adults and £3 for concessions.

It is open Monday to Thursday and Saturday 10.00am-5.00pm and Friday and Sunday 11.00am-5.00pm. You are advised to allow an hour to see the display, which features more than 100 paintings. Last admission 4.30 p.m.