Scottish artist and OBE Jack Vettriano, renowned for his iconic painting ‘The Singing Butler’ which sold at Sotheby’s for close to £750,000 in 2004, has donated an exclusive painting to the Great Scot Awards 2012. The painting (pictured below), entitled ‘Night-time Rituals II’, is expected to help raise over £100,000 for an auction on the night, with all proceeds going towards various Scottish charities. It will also mark the first time the painting has ever been seen by the public, ensuring significant interest from collectors and Vettriano fans across the world.
Speaking about the painting, Vettriano said:
“ I was asked to donate a painting for the charity auction and have chosen Night-time Rituals II, which explores a theme that I like to return to from time to time – it’s about creating an atmosphere of anticipation and indulging in those rare moments where all your senses collide.”
The Great Scot Awards celebrates the best in Scottish Fashion, Film & Theatre, Literature & the Arts, Music, Charity, Media and Sport, and 2012 it seems has already been the ‘Year of the Scot’, with fashion’s Christopher Kane winning Scottish Designer of the Year at the Scottish Fashion Awards 2012 and Jonathan Saunders winning British Designer of the Year at the Elle Style Awards 2012. While in music, singer Emeli Sande – who grew up in Aberdeenshire – won the Brit Awards Critics’ Choice 2012 and Dumfries-born producer and DJ Calvin Harris scooped two MTV VMAs.
The Aberdeen Asset Management Great Scot Awards 2012 take place on November 27 at Boisdale, the luxury restaurant group which founded the awards in 2009.