All posts in Vincent van Gogh

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 […]

Van Gogh Museum’s ‘Sunflowers’ to stay in Amsterdam permanently

Well-known and well-loved, the Van Gogh Museum’s Sunflowers (1889) by the Dutch master has recently undergone a ‘full body scan’ to better understand its condition. The scan determined that the iconic artwork is currently not fit to travel as it is ‘stable but vulnerable’ according to the museum’s director. Thus, the painting will stay put […]

Six exhibitions you don’t want to miss this year in London

With 2018 firmly in our rear-view mirrors, it’s high time to start venturing into the new year. It’s time to start planning out what we want to do with our weekends and days off. Well, we’ve got you covered with six must-see exhibitions in London so prepare your trips to England’s capital city everyone. ‘Bill […]