Vettriano Self-Portrait to Go on Show in New Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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EDINBURGH.- A self-portrait by Jack Vettriano will go on show in the new Scottish National Portrait Gallery when it reopens in the autumn of 2011. Jack Vettriano’s painting, The Weight, which has been offered on long-term loan to the national collection from a UK private collector, will be included within the opening displays. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery will reopen in November after a £17.6 million capital project to renovate and rejuvenate the building. James Holloway, Director of the SNPG said: ‘Jack Vettriano is one of the world’s best known Scottish artists. I am delighted that his self-portrait will hang in the new Portrait Gallery alongside the faces of the many other famous Scots in our collection.’ Jack Vettriano OBE said: ‘This is a great honour and another benchmark in my career, and for it to happen in my father’s lifetime, makes it all the more special.’ Born in Fife in 1951,