Crowds flock to final day of Vettriano exhibition

THE popular Vettriano exhibition has closed after its record breaking run at a Glasgow museum.

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There were long queues as the Vettriano exhibition closed
There were long queues as the Vettriano exhibition closed

The final day yesterday saw queues stretching throughout the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, covering the entire bottom floor with eager visitors. At peak times fans had to wait around 40 minutes to view the Scottish artist's work.

However, spirits remained high in the line as visitors of the retrospective eagerly awaited the chance to view the award-winning paintings.

A spokesperson for the Kelvingrove museum stated that the popularity of the exhibition had seen 2500 attend on the Saturday, with even larger numbers expected on the final day.

The 22-week run saw more than 130,000 visitors to Kelvingrove, making it the most visited art exhibition ever to go on display at the museum.

However, the spokesperson also admitted the figures did not reach that of the Dr Who exhibition, which came to Kelvingrove in 2009.The museum extended the opening times for the last weekend, giving the public until 8pm to view the famed artwork.

One of those who travelled to Kelvingrove for the final showing was Adele Flynn, 27, from Prestwick.

She said: "I'm here at the last minute because I didn't have time with working a lot, but I imagine it must be good because of all of the people that are here."

Fan Victor Clews, 70, travelled from Birmingham for the retrospective. He said: "We've been collecting some of his limited edition prints for about 12 years now."

Another visitor, Jim Murphy, 63, from Dumbarton, said: "I come to quite a few exhibitions and I'd say this is one of the busiest I've been to."

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