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Jack Vettriano (b. 1951)
Jack Vettriano (b. 1951)
Jack Vettriano (b. 1951)
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Jack Vettriano (b. 1951)

Suddenly Last Summer

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Jack Vettriano (b. 1951)
Suddenly Last Summer
signed 'VETTRIANO' (lower right)
oil on panel
37 x 24 in. (94 x 61 cm.) (painting); 77 x 30 in. (195.6 x 76.2 cm.) (door panel)
Painted in 1999.
Provenance
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
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Lot Essay


The present work was originally located in Jack Vettriano’s London flat. Painted over a cupboard door the work depicts an old love of the artist’s. Jack Vettriano described, ‘To cover up the boiler cupboard I painted directly over the door. It was inspired by a love affair I had with a married woman some time ago and I called it Suddenly Last Summer.’

‘Jack Vettriano has the ability to make you feel nostalgic for things you never actually experienced in the first place. He takes you to a mood and time that you know so well although you were never there … Jack Vettriano’s paintings make you wonder what will happen next; none are static. Every picture is an episode – is a romance that is about to explode … He evokes an era of Hollywood, but no film of that town’s heyday was made with Vettriano’s burning colour; those great movies remain of their time, these paintings are of many times – the clothes and backdrops are beautiful ornaments that could pinpoint a year, but the faces are universal, of any, of every, of the past fifty years’ -Tim Rice

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