Vincent van Gogh

A farmer burning weeds, painted by Vincent van Gogh in 1883
Nov 14 '19 10:10

Two paintings by Vincent van Gogh were auctioned off by Sotheby's in New York for a total of 11.6 million euros on Wednesday. The paintings both sold for more than the auction house expected.

Vincent van Gogh's grave in Auvers-sur-Oise, France
Apr 4 '19 14:20

The revolver it is widely believed Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh used to take his own life in 1890, will be going up for auction in Paris on June 19th. Auction house AuctionArt believes the 7 mm Lefaucheux revolver, which it dubbed "the most famous weapon in art history", will be sold for between 40 thousand and 60 thousand euros, Artnet reports.

Axel Ruger, Ella Hendriks and Rene Boitelle with Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers (1889) at the Van Gogh Museum's conservation studio
Jan 25 '19 14:30

Years of research at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam into Vincent van Gogh's famous Sunflowers revealed that the painting is in a stable, but fragile state. "That is why we have decided that Sunflowers will no longer travel away from the museum. From now on, this highlight of our collection will stay at home in Amsterdam, available for all our visitors to see every day of the year", museum director Axel Ruger said on the museum's website.

Still life with bottles and shell, Vincent van Gogh, 1884
Apr 18 '18 14:30

The Noordbrabants Museum bought a Van Gogh painting titled Still life with bottles and shell from a private individual abroad for 2.5 million euros, the museum announced on Wednesday. This is the third painting by Vincent van Gogh that the museum in Den Bosch bought in as many years. 

City scape with drawbridge by Vincent van Gogh
Mar 6 '18 15:10

A rarely seen early work by Vincent van Gogh will be displayed by art dealer Ivo Bouwman at the international art fair TEFAF in Maastricht on Saturday. The painting, titled Cityscape with drawbridge, has been privately owned for 114 years, ANP reports. 

Montmartre hill with quarry by Vincent van Gogh, March 1886
Jan 16 '18 12:00

Researchers recently discovered that two drawings in black chalk were drawn by Vincent van Gogh, thereby expanding the legacy of the famous Dutch artist even further, the Van Vlissingen Art Foundation announced in a press release. Both drawings, Montmartre hill with quarry and Montmartre hill, can be seen in the Singer Laren museum from Tuesday.

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Apr 5 '17 11:35

Octave Durham, best known as one of the burglars who stole two Van Gogh paintings from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 2002, jumped into an Amsterdam canal while running from the police on Sunday. He was taken to hospital for observation.

Mar 21 '17 15:20

Two paintings by Vincent van Gogh that were stolen from the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam in 2002, are finally back home. On Tuesday the museum invited members of the press to see the works for the first time in just over 14 years. From Wednesday the paintings will be on display to the public, AD reports.

Feb 8 '17 11:45

Two Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam in 2002 and then recovered in the home of a mafia boss in Italy last year, is currently on show in Naples, Italian news site The Local reports. The paintings are on show in Naples until February 26th, as a thank you to the city for the local police's role in tracking them down. 

Jan 20 '17 10:02

Two stolen paintings by Vincent van Gogh, which were found in the possession of the Italian mafia last year, are returning to the Netherlands. The paintings were initially held back as evidence in the case against the Italian mafia, but an Italian court ruled that they can be released and sent home, the Van Gogh Museum announced on Thursday.

The rectory garden in Nuenen with Pond and Figures - Vincent van Gogh
Dec 7 '16 14:05

The Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch acquired a watercolor by Vincent van Gogh titled "The Rectory Garden in Nuenen ", the museum announced. The museum calls it the "most important purchase ever", though the price paid for the painting was not disclosed, Omroep Brabant reports

The watercolor is Van Gogh's first experiment with walking figures. It shows couples wandering around the garden. According to the museum, the watercolor gives a good overview of Van Gogh's Brabant period. 

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Nov 18 '16 15:35

Rumours on social media say that Dutch football team Oranje is getting a new kit, and this time the kit is not in the well-loved bright orange... sort of. In reality, the design is a study and rendering from freelance graphic designer FC Design.

His kit is made to look like an oil painting, with brushwork reminiscent of Vincent van Gogh. While this seems like a nice idea, the picture of the proposed jersey was not well received on social media.

Oct 21 '16 14:03

It may be years before the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam can welcome back two stolen Van Gogh paintings recovered in Italy three weeks ago. The paintings are evidence in a case against the Italian Mafia and can't be released until after the trial, stolen art hunter Arthur Brand said to BNR.

"In Italy trials take even longer than in the Netherlands, so it may still take a year before they're back", Brand, who was involved in the search for the paintings, said to the broadcaster.

Oct 11 '16 16:15

A Vincent van Gogh painting resurfaced in Oosterbeek, Gelderland some 50 years after it disappeared from the radar. It was discovered by art dealer Bob Albricht

Sep 30 '16 16:30

The two newly recovered Van Gogh paintings were found in the home of a high member in the Italian mafia. This is not very surprising and not the first time lost art was found with a mafia boss, art detective Arthur Brand explained to RTL Nieuws

Sep 30 '16 11:00

Two paintings by Vincent van Gogh were recovered in Italy 14 years after being stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

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Aug 25 '16 16:30

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam just opened a exhibition with special pieces from the famous Merzbacher Collection, which has never been in the Netherlands before. It includes works from artists like Henri Matisse, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Wassily Kandinksy and focuses on how these artists were inspired by Vincent van Gogh.

Jul 12 '16 14:10

Vincent van Gogh did not cut off only his earlobe, but his entire left ear, according to a letter by the artist's doctor that forms part of the Van Gogh Museum's exhibit On the verge of insanity.

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Jul 12 '16 09:07

The weapon believed to be the one Vincent van Gogh used to commit suicide in 1890, surfaced in France and will be on display to the public for the first time in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam from Friday

Jun 22 '16 15:20

Canadian artist and writer Douglas Coupland launched a worldwide search for someone who looks like Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh to pose for a bronze sculpture he is making. Those who think they fit the description, has until August 20th to apply

Mar 3 '16 15:25

Italian art historian and Van Gogh expert Antonio de Robertis believes he discovered the only known photograph showing Vincent van Gogh as an adult. Up until now the only image of what the famous Dutch artist looked like as an adult, came from his self portraits.

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Mar 1 '16 13:05

The year long commemoration of the 125th anniversary of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh's death drew nearly a million foreign tourists to the Netherlands, according to figures released by NBTC Holland Marketing on Tuesday

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Jan 18 '16 15:55

The exhibition of Norwegian artist Edvard Much and his inspiration Vincent van Gogh in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam was the most visited exhibition in 2015, with 585,620 visitors

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Dec 15 '15 13:25

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam welcomed a record number of 1.9 million visitors this year, an increase of 18 percent compared to the 1.6 million people who visited in 2014, the museum announced on Tuesday.

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