Kirkcaldy says fairwell to Days of Wine and Roses
Jack Vettriano's exhibition, Days of Wine and Roses has come to an end, the first of a three date tour of his original works. The array of figurative images has attracted a record number of visitors from across the UK to Kirkcaldy Museum with over 45,000 people attending the exhibition in just five weeks, a record breaking number for the Museum and Art Gallery.
The record breaking exhibition was reported to be the museum’s most successful event in 85 years with people travelling from all over the world to see the show and on the last day of the exhibition people were even queuing round the block- This showing was not only an amazing event with great numbers but a fantastic boost to Kirkcaldy and Fife's cultural presence and economy.
The exhibition showcased an eclectic mix of originals ranging from dark, seedy, mysterious paintings, known to more colourful and bright contemporary images taken from his visits to Milan and the Monaco Yacht Club who commissioned him to create a series of paintings to mark the centenary of their flagship vessel, the Tuiga.
The brand new paintings were exhibited along with previous pieces to mark 20 years of Vettriano working as a full time artist and will be touring Europe with the second showing at London in July/August and Rome in September, dates to be confirmed.