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Van Gogh painting stolen, on the artist’s birthday, from museum closed due to coronavirus

Around the world, museums have been shuttered as more than 3 billion people have gone into lockdown amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The Singer Laren museum, some 20 miles southwest of Amsterdam, was no exception–a fact which thieves took advantage of in the early hours of Monday, March 30th, when they stole Van Gogh’s Parsonage Garden at […]

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 […]

SI Newhouse’s $150m art collection up for auction

Christie’s New York announced that it will be presenting 11 extraordinary works from the famous collection of Samuel Irving “S.I.” Newhouse Jr., expected to bring in over $130m. The amount will of course be led by the iconic Jeff Koons Rabbit sculpture, which could beat the artist’s auction record of $58.4m with it’s $50-70m estimate. […]

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 […]

Items found in Van Gogh’s former home bring his time in London to life

A whole cache of papers and items dating back to the period in which Vincent van Gogh lived in London have been uncovered from his former home, shedding new light on his time in the UK. The items include insurance documents, a prayer book and several pieces of paper with painted watercolour flowers. They were […]