Detroit Institute of Arts seeks dismissal of lawsuit over van Gogh painting
The Detroit Institute of Arts, which has been displaying a 1888 painting by Vincent van Gogh as part of a showing of 80 of his works, said it shouldn’t be pulled into a dispute over ownership of the multimillion-dollar artwork.
Rare Van Gogh masterpiece sells for $15.4 million in Paris
FILE- In this Feb. 25, 2021, file photo, Sotheby's personnel display Scene de rue Montmartre (Street scene in Montmartre), a painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh at Sotheby's auction house in Paris. A rare painting by Vincent Van Gogh is being put up for auction by Sotheby's Paris on Thursday, and is expected to sell for many millions. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)PARIS – A rare painting by Vincent Van Gogh was sold at auction Thursday by Sotheby’s Paris for 13.1 million euros ($15.4 million). The auction house had expected it to sell for between 5 million euros and 8 million euros. It was painted in 1887, one year after Van Gogh moved to Paris and lived in Montmartre while he was lodging with his brother Theo.
Rarely seen Van Gogh painting exhibited ahead of auction
Sotheby's personnel display Scene de rue Montmartre (Street scene in Montmartre), a painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh at Sotheby's auction house in Paris, Thursday, Feb. 25, 202. It has remained in the same family collection for over 100 years, according to the auction house which did not reveal the identity of the owner. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS – A rare painting by Dutch impressionist master Vincent van Gogh of a street scene in the Parisian neighborhood of Montmartre will be publicly displayed for the first time before its auction next month. Sotheby's auction house said the work, painted in 1887, has remained in the same family collection for more than 100 years — out of the public eye. Van Gogh moved to Paris in 1886 and lived in Montmartre.
Researcher pinpoints location of Van Gogh's last painting
(Van Gogh Museum via AP)AUVERS-SUR-OISE AUVERS-SUR-The exact location where Dutch master Vincent van Gogh painted his last work has been pinpointed after being hidden in plain view for years among a tangle of roots next to a rural lane near Paris. Van Gogh spent the last weeks of his life in the village and completed dozens of paintings there. The discovery by Wouter van der Veen, scientific director of the Van Gogh Institute in France, provides a new glimpse of the artist in his final hours. It means art historians can now see that Van Gogh worked on the painting until the end of the afternoon, meaning he spent much of the day concentrating on the canvas. They travel a lot just for one reason to walk in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh and now they can stand at the very place where he painted his last painting," Van der Veen said.
Proof of life: Photos emerge of stolen Van Gogh painting
A Dutch art sleuth has received "proof-of-life" photos of a Vincent van Gogh painting stolen in late March from a Dutch museum in Laren, Netherlands, that was closed at the time because of the coronavirus. (Arthur Brand via AP)THE HAGUE A Dutch art sleuth has received proof-of-life photos of a Vincent van Gogh painting stolen in late March from a Dutch museum that was closed at the time because of the coronavirus. The second photo shows the back of the painting with a sticker bearing the name Vincent van Gogh, the dates 1853-1890 and handwritten text including the name of the painting in Dutch. Van Gogh worked on it when he had moved back to his family in a rural area of the Netherlands and painted the life he saw there, including his famous work The Potato Eaters, in mostly somber tones. He speculated that the March theft was a copycat of the 2002 theft from the Van Gogh Museum.