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  • Monet and Picasso Paintings Could Fetch £35 Million (+ van Gogh, Magritte)

    02/14/2022 11:38:22 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Barrons ^ | Feb. 8, 2022 | Ayse Kelce
    Sotheby's is announcing Tuesday three more major paintings to be offered at its March sales in London, including paintings from Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh. Leading the three is one of Monet’s 250 waterlilies, which was painted between 1914 and 1917, with an estimate of between £15 million and £20 million (US$20.3 million and US$27 million), according to a news release The work has not been exhibited since 1995, when it was displayed across three museums in Japan. It was last auctioned in 1978 at Christie’s in New York with an undisclosed selling price, which was probably...
  • A Suspect Has Been Linked to Van Gogh and Frans Hals Thefts with DNA Evidence

    09/27/2021 5:23:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Observer ^ | 09/22/21 | Helen Holmes
    In April of this year, Dutch police apprehended a 58 year old man on suspicion of having carried out several prominent art thefts in the Netherlands within the previous year. Specifically, the man was accused of having stolen The Parsonage Garden by Vincent van Gogh and Two Laughing Boys by Frans Hals; the latter painting has been stolen a total of three times over the course of the last couple of decades. Now, the New York Times is reporting that crucial DNA evidence was utilized in order to pin down the thief in question, whose name is Nils M. (last...
  • Rare Van Gogh masterpiece titled ‘Street Scene in Montmartre’ sells for $15.4 million in Paris

    03/25/2021 1:47:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    <p>The sale of “Street Scene in Montmartre” was highly anticipated as it was one of the few paintings by the Dutch Impressionist master to still have been in private hands. The auction house had expected it to sell for between 5 million euros and 8 million euros.</p>
  • Did Van Gogh Shoot Himself? Auction of [purported] Pistol Reignites Debate.

    06/19/2019 10:21:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Live Science| ^ | June 17, 2019 | Tom Metcalfe,
    The gun will be auctioned in France on Wednesday (June 19), where it's expected to sell for more than $50,000. For years, most Van Gogh experts have accepted the explanation that he shot himself in the chest with a pistol in a suicide in July 1890 Van Gogh lived on for 30 hours before dying from the wound. His last words, according to his brother Theo, were "the sadness will last forever." But in 2011, biographers Gregory White Smith and Steven Naifeh argued that Van Gogh didn't shoot himself, but was shot accidentally by 16-year-old René Secrétan, who was spending...
  • Houston Exhibition Offers Rare Chance to See Van Gogh Masterworks in Person

    03/08/2019 1:22:11 PM PST · by mairdie · 38 replies
    Texas Highways ^ | Heather Brand
    The Paintings of Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)-Brahms The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will unveil a new Vincent van Gogh exhibition this Sunday, offering a rare—perhaps once-in-a-lifetime—opportunity to see the iconic Dutch painters’ masterpieces up close and in person. The exhibition runs through June 27. Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art showcases 56 Van Gogh paintings and drawings, most of which rarely travel from their homes in the two largest repositories of his work: the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, and the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, in the Netherlands. About a dozen additional works by the artist on loan from other...
  • Florida Couple Gets to Keep Home's 'Starry' Paint Job Mayor Must Publicly Apologize for $10,000 Fine

    07/18/2018 10:35:54 AM PDT · by OddLane · 99 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | Jul. 18, 2018 | Eric Boehm
    The mayor of Mount Dora, Florida, will have to publicly apologize Wednesday afternoon for his city's overzealous code enforcement that targeted a home painted in the likeness of Vincent van Gogh's masterpiece, "Starry Night." More importantly, the city will remove a lien against the property and drop more than $10,000 in fines it had issued to the husband and wife who own the home, according to a settlement approved unanimously by the city council Tuesday night. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the settlement also includes the payment of $15,000 to homeowners Lubomir Jastrzebski and his wife, Nancy Nemhauser. The couple's...
  • Museum offers gold toilet to Trump instead of Van Gogh's work - report

    01/25/2018 5:23:52 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | 1=5, 2018
    New York's Guggenheim museum has turned down a request from President Donald Trump to borrow Van Gogh's work for the White House - instead offering him a gold toilet, media reports say. But the Guggenheim suggested a "solid, 18-karat toilet" could be offered as an alternative. The White House has made no comment.
  • Guggenheim offers Trump a gold toilet for White House: report

    01/25/2018 3:45:18 PM PST · by Joe Dallas · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/25/18 | AVERY ANAPOL
    The Guggenheim Museum offered President Trump a solid gold toilet from its collection as a "long-term loan" for the White House. Trump and first lady Melania had asked to borrow a Van Gogh painting from the museum, but the Guggenheim responded that it could not accommodate the request and offered the toilet instead, according to The Washington Post. “We are sorry not to be able to accommodate your original request, but remain hopeful that this special offer may be of interest," curator Nancy Spector wrote in an email to the White House, according to the Post.
  • White House asks for Van Gogh loan – but museum offers gold toilet instead

    01/25/2018 3:53:40 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 118 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/25/18 | Anon
    The Guggenheim Museum has reportedly turned down a White House request to borrow a Van Gogh painting, and has instead offered the Trump administration the use of a golden toilet. The White House had asked the Guggenheim, based in New York, to borrow Landscape With Snow, Van Gogh’s 1888 work depicting a man and a dog walking through a field. But the Guggenheim’s chief curator, Nancy Spector, turned down the request, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Instead she said the White House could loan an 18-carat toilet – an installation by artist Maurizio Cattelan. The fully functioning toilet, titled...
  • The Paintings of Vincent Van Gogh," to 4 of Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn

    01/14/2018 12:22:46 PM PST · by mairdie · 31 replies
    It's the art history/physics major in me, but the video is divided into chronological rough chunks: 1 - 1881-1887; 2 - 1888; 3 - 1889; 4 - 1890. Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) was one of the post-impressionists. The son of a minister and nephew of an art dealer, Vincent worked for his uncle in Paris. At first he was determined to follow his father's profession and became an evangelist to the poor, but he couldn't connect with the people he was trying to mentor. The bible in the still life in the first part was his memorial to his father....
  • Lost Vincent van Gogh sketchbook contains 65 drawings from artist's 'most important years'

    11/15/2016 8:15:36 AM PST · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Mirror (U.K.) ^ | 11/15/2016 | Anthony Bond
    A lost sketchbook belonging to Vincent van Gogh includes 65 never-before-seen sketches. The sketchbook - which is set to be published today - contains drawings from his most significant period while he was living in France. During this time, he was suffering from mental health problems which famously led to the artist cutting off his ear. However, he also produced some of his most famous paintings in this period. The discovery was made by retired University of Toronto professor Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov. She was asked by an art scholar in France to look at an album and was left stunned by...
  • Famous Paintings Made Real With 3D Technology

    10/18/2016 2:45:49 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 14 replies ^ | 10/17/16 | Liveleak
    A neat little video of 13 different Van Gogh's paintings turned into 3D scenes by Luca Agnani studios at the Van Gogh Museum in the Netherlands. They also made an entire film looking like one of his paintings, but thats copyrighted. Video Here
  • Stolen Van Gogh paintings found in anti-mafia raid [near Naples]

    10/01/2016 7:49:39 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 27 replies ^ | Oct 1, 2016 | staff reporter
    Police carrying out a crackdown on the Camorra organised crime group have recovered two Van Gogh paintings stolen 14 years ago. The masterpieces - Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuene and View of the Sea at Scheveningen - were painted by the Dutch artist early in his career. "They're safe," said Van Gogh Museum director Axel Rueger. "I no longer dared to hope that I could ever say that, after so many years."
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Sagittarius Sunflowers

    06/23/2016 11:09:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | Friday, June 24, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: These three bright nebulae are often featured in telescopic tours of the constellation Sagittarius and the crowded starfields of the central Milky Way. In fact, 18th century cosmic tourist Charles Messier cataloged two of them; M8, the large nebula left of center, and colorful M20 near the bottom of the frame The third, NGC 6559, is right of M8, separated from the larger nebula by dark dust lanes. All three are stellar nurseries about five thousand light-years or so distant. The expansive M8, over a hundred light-years across, is also known as the Lagoon Nebula. M20's popular moniker is...
  • Hirsi Ali shines in debate on Islam

    04/20/2016 8:10:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 19, 2016 | Tarek Fatah
    New York was recently the scene of a heated debate on the status of Muslim women under Islamic law. In it, one of the bravest women in the world, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, faced off against three other Muslim women and a hostile moderator, Barkha Dutt. Dutt, known for her soft spot for Muslims in her own country of India, ... Hirsi Ali immediately recognized she was being set up to run a gauntlet of criticism and so chose to go for the jugular. “I reject Islamic law because it’s totalitarian ... because it’s bigoted and especially bigoted against women… Where...
  • This Giant Van Gogh Painting Is Made of Pumpkins, Watermelons and Squash

    10/25/2015 9:02:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 10-25-15 | Danny Lewis
    How crop artist Stan Herd made an acre-wide ode to "Olive Trees" If you're flying through Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport this fall, keep an eye out for Vincent van Gogh's "Olive Trees" from your airplane window. It won't be hard to miss — this aerial crop art covers more than an acre of land. The unique ode to van Gogh is the work of landscape artist Stan Herd, reports Mary Abbe for the Star Tribune. It was commissioned to honor two milestones: the Minneapolis Institute of Art's centennial and the 125th anniversary of van Gogh's death. "It's an iteration of...
  • Picasso, Giacometti poised to set records at NYC auctions

    05/01/2015 10:19:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    AP ^ | May 1, 2015 | Ulya Ilnytzky
    New York City's spring art auctions get underway Tuesday with exceptional pieces by Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Vincent Van Gogh and others whose work continues to fuel a robust market for impressionist, modern and contemporary art. Picasso's "Women of Algiers (Version O)," estimated to bring over $140 million, is poised to become the most expensive artwork sold at auction, while Giacometti's "Pointing Man" could set an auction record for a sculpture if bidding soars to an expected $130 million.
  • Islamic State’s Plans/Justifications: “DABIQ” Magazine & Its Strategic Outlook

    02/14/2015 7:56:21 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 6 replies ^ | 2/14/2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    ...Al-Muhallab said, “You must use deception in war, for it is more effective than reinforcements.” Some methods of deception include: a. Planting spies. b. Reconnaissance. c. Feigning an intent to attack an area other than the actual target, for when the Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) wanted to attack one area, he would give his army the impression they were going to attack another. “If a man’s chest is too narrow to hold his own secret, then the chest of the one with whom he stores the secret is even narrower” [Poetry]. And be on guard against your enemy at...
  • Norfolk speaker criticizes response to Islamic threats (Ayaan Hirsi Ali)

    02/04/2015 2:54:56 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | February 4, 2015 | Philip Walzer
    NORFOLK Ayaan Hirsi Ali stood before a slide of the caged Jordanian pilot about to be set afire by Islamic State group extremists. That, she said at Chrysler Hall on Tuesday night, will be the norm if they are not defeated. "You are going to see people beheaded, their hands and legs cut off, the mass enslavement of women," warned Hirsi Ali, a sharp critic of Muslim leaders and radicals and an advocate of women's rights. "We have had over a long period of time... even before the Reagan administration, so many warning signs that we have ignored," Hirsi Ali...
  • Brandeis University withdraws planned honorary degree for Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    04/08/2014 10:45:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    ap ^ | April 09, 2014
    Ali was raised in a strict Muslim family, but after surviving a civil war, genital mutilation, beatings and an arranged marriage, she renounced the faith in her 30s. ... Thomas Doherty, chairman of American studies, refused to sign the faculty letter. He said it would have been great for the university to honor "such a courageous fighter for human freedom and women's rights, who has put her life at risk for those values."