The 2010 First Minister’s Christmas card painted by Jack Vettriano has raised £86,000 for charity. The original oil painting and limited edition prints of the image were sold at auction in St Andrews on Friday raising a staggering amount for these amazing charities.
The original painting – Let’s Twist Again, featuring a dancing couple at a festive party raised £68,000 while a special collection of limited edition prints went for £18,000. The original painting which was expected to sell for £25,000 was unveiled by Mr Salmond at the National Gallery of Scotland in December.
The money raised on the night will go to Bethany Christian Trust, Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres, Quarriers and Teenage Cancer Trust.
Alex Salmond said: “Jack is a great supporter of good causes and his distinctive style is recognised around the world. He has proven himself time and again to be Scotland’s painter of the people.”
Previously declined to display any of Jack Vettriano’s works, the National Galleries announced on Thursday his self-portrait The Weight will be exhibited at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery from September 2011.
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