Two books from Thames & Hudson about Vincent Van Gogh, one of the most durable legends in art. One offers his life-story, as told in letters written by himself, most of them to his brother Theo, who became a moderately successful art dealer. The other, by Mariella Guzzoni, is entitled Vincent’s Books: Van Gogh and the Writers Who Inspired Him.
31 March 2020
Police have launched a criminal investigation and are reviewing security footage after a painting by Vincent van Gogh was stolen during the early hours of Monday morning from The Singer Laren museum in the town of Laren in Holland. The public gallery is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Vincent van Gogh arrived in Britain as a young trainee art dealer who then had a spell as a teacher before leaving Britain to pursue a life of religious service.
28 March 2019
Tate Britain has one very good reason to offer us a Vincent Van Gogh show, which is that it is sure to raise attendances at an institution fighting to get them.
29 November 2018
Experts have revealed that a photograph long thought to be of the 13-year-old Vincent van Gogh is actually a portrait of his brother Theo van Gogh, aged 15.
According to a new investigation, Gabrielle Berlatier has been identified as the young woman that Vincent Van Gogh gave his severed ear to. The family has been tracked down after a new book on the artist, published last week, referred to the woman. In an article published by Artlyst last week it was revealed that Van Gogh cut off […]
A 56-year-old man has been arrested by Dutch police after they believed the individual was attempting to sell a forgery of a Vincent van Gogh painting. According to The Guardian, the suspect was arrested on suspicion of fraud for attempting to sell what he claimed was a study for Dutch master’s painting The Harvest, which […]
A drawing by Vincent Van Gogh is set to be unveiled at TEFAF Maastricht, after its definitive authentication. The landscape is going on show for the first time for over 100 years, the Guardian reports. The artwork has been valued at $10 million, or £6.6 million. The piece is a graphite, ink, and watercolour on […]
The Dutch artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde has created an illuminated cycle path to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh’s death, inspired by the artist’s iconic painting ‘The Starry Night’ (1889), the Washington Post reports. The site specific and functional art installation is a kilometre-long, and located in the Dutch province of North […]
Sotheby’s Autumn Impressionist and Modern sale in New York has realised $422 million, against presale expectations of $316.5–424.9 million. This has been a record breaker for the auction room setting the highest-ever auction total in Sotheby’s history. Alberto Giacometti sculpture, “Chariot” has sold at Sotheby’s New York for $101 million. The 1950 sculpture depicts a […]
A stunning still-life painting by the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh could realise £50m when it goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s in New York on 4 November. Still Life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies (1890) is perhaps the most desirable Van Gogh to come to market in many years. It is a colourful rendition […]
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, in partnership with Fujifilm Belgium has issued a series of ‘museum certified’ reproductions of Van Gogh paintings, a snip at $35,000 each. They have called these prints ‘The Van Gogh Museum Edition’. The current collection includes: Almond Blossoms (1890), Boulevard de Clichy (1887), The Harvest (1888), Sunflowers (1889) and […]
A previously unidentified painting by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) titled Sunset at Montmajour (1888) has been uncovered. Director of the Van Gogh Museum Axel Rüger stated “A discovery of this magnitude has never before occurred in the history of the Van Gogh Museum. It is already a rarity that a new painting can be added […]
Serbia officials have announced the recovery of what they believe to be a missing masterpiece by Impressionist Paul Cezanne If this is the case, the artwork would worth at least $109 million. The work in question went missing four years in the one of the world’s most famous art heists. As an added bonus, Serbian […]
Update – Savills Auction which took place on 27 March has finished and the property has been sold for £565,000. Ever dream of owning something by the painter Vincent van Gogh? His paintings sell for millions and that would be the price for a minor one. These days the purchase of a major work by […]
Two new paintings Van Gogh have been discovered – one on top of the other on the same canvas! The first is a still life, the existence and whereabouts of which has always been known but was thought to be by another anonymous painter, being ‘uncharacteristically exuberant’, and unusually sized at 100 x 80 […]
Vincent Van Gogh’s brother Theo was his patron, confidant and companion. In his many letters to him, Van Gogh reveals himself as artist and man. Even more than if he had purposely intended to tell his life story, Van Gogh’s letters lay bare his deepest feelings, as well as his everyday concerns and his views […]