Search Results for: Vincent van gogh

Hidden van Gogh self-portrait revealed on back of painting

The discovery of a long-hidden artwork is always an occasion of excitement. Whether it be through an institution stumbling upon a work that fell through the cracks or discerning a hidden layer to an existent work, there’s a mystique to this event that so rarely occurs. This past week the National Galleries of Scotland made […]

Art World Roundup: museums in England to remain closed through May, rare van Gogh heads to auction, Precious Okoyomon wins Frieze Artist Award, and more

In this week’s Art World Roundup, England announces measures for ending lockdown meaning museums will remain closed until May, Creative Capital names Christine Kuan as its new President and Executive Director, and a rare landscape by Vincent van Gogh heads to the auction block next month. Also, Frieze announces Precious Okoyomon as the recipient of […]

Study suggests alcohol withdrawal led Van Gogh to cut off his ear

Perhaps one of the most infamous tales in art history is that Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. Theories for the artist’s actions have been theorized, but a new study now suggests that van Gogh’s self-harm was due to a severe bout of alcohol withdrawal. It is known that the artist dealt with mental […]

Art World Roundup: Sotheby’s auction offers Banksy and painting sold under duress in WWII, a new Fourth Plinth sculpture, and the discovery of where Van Gogh painted his last work

In a brief Art World Roundup, we cover Heather Phillipson’s recently unveiled sculpture at Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth, a triptych by Banksy highlighting the refugee crisis and a painting sold under duress during World War II, both of which came up at a Sotheby’s auction this week, and the discovery of where Vincent van Gogh […]

Art World Roundup: a long-lost statue found in a river, resources for supporting Black-led galleries, the Van Gogh Foundation buys saucy letter, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup offers resources for supporting Black-owned and operated galleries in the US. We also look at how the Smithsonian and other museums are documenting history now, Ekene Ijeoma’s unique vision of a portrait of NYC, a forgotten statue found by a fisherman in Spain, and an open letter calling for diversity […]

Unusual 1889 portrait of Van Gogh found to be a self-portrait

An unusual painting of a gloomy Vincent van Gogh has been deemed to be an authentic self-portrait made by the artist. After decades of speculation, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam announced yesterday that the painting was ‘unmistakably’ created by van Gogh, himself. It is now the only known work by Van Gogh to be […]

‘Van Gogh and the Sunflowers’: exhibition shows off recent research on the beloved painting

After an extensive and overdue bought of research, Vincent van Gogh’s 1889 version of Sunflowers, painted just a year before his death, will be the focal point of an exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam titled ‘Van Gogh and the Sunflowers.’ The popularity of the painting has made it difficult in the past […]

Van Gogh’s gun sells for €162,500 at auction

In 1965, a farmer in French village found a rusty old revolver in a field that has since been thought to be the gun that Vincent van Gogh used to shoot himself with. Just yesterday, that very gun was sold to a buyer who phoned into the Auction Art- Rémy Le Fur auction in Paris […]

A Night Less Starry- The Auction of Van Gogh’s Gun

On June 9th, 2019, the rusted husk of a 7mm Lefaucheux revolver will go up for auction. This weathered skeleton sat untouched and unseen in a field in the French village of Auvers-sur-Oise for approximately seven decades, from the 1890s to the 1960s, only being plucked from its home in the soil when a farmer […]

In search of art: Ken Bromley Art Supplies brings the most Googled artists of the pandemic together in new map series

Over the course of the pandemic, the internet has been our main resource for almost everything, including art. But, in our time at home, what artists have people around the world been searching for? This question was answered by the people of Ken Bromley Art Supplies, a family-run art business in Bolton, who took up […]