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The Marcos art mystery: with a new Philippines president, we ask what happened to the family's Van Gogh?

Ferdinand Marcos, the former president, and his wife Imelda owned one of Vincent’s peasant scenes. Did it end up in Japan?

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Could one of these lost Van Goghs—which disappeared during the Nazi period—be hidden in your attic?

These five missing paintings might still survive—possibly looted and secreted away

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What will happen to sanctioned Russian oligarch’s Fabergé treasure, now V&A's show has closed?

The return of the Easter Egg on loan to the UK from Viktor Vekselberg’s Panamanian company could well now be complicated

Was UK museum's Courbet landscape stolen in Nazi-occupied France for Hitler’s deputy?

Now in Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum, a restitution claim for the work has been submitted to the Spoliation Advisory Panel

Kyiv museum curators bravely criticise war by telling stories of its collection's historic objects

Online articles by staff at the National Museum of the History of Ukraine show how items resonate with the war-torn country

A rare Van Gogh letter about the Sunflowers will go on display

Vincent’s note to his artist friend Emile Bernard is to be included in an exhibition of the Springer Collection at Madrid’s Thyssen Museum

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'The apple of my eye': New Cezanne show in London and Chicago includes still life once owned and loved by Gauguin

Retrospective opens at the Art Institute of Chicago this month and travels to Tate in October

The ten most expensive Vincent van Gogh paintings

Of course Sunflowers is included, along with some surprises—and another on the way

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New research aims to solve the two mysteries of Van Gogh’s landscape of poplars

Why did Vincent paint “Poplars near Nuenen” on top of an earlier picture of a church? And was the final picture touched up after he discovered Impressionism in Paris?

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First details on the largest US exhibition of Van Gogh paintings for a generation

The show “Van Gogh in America” opens at the Detroit Institute of Arts in October

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A Van Gogh letter is coming up for auction: €250,000 for a single sheet of paper

Vincent writes philosophically about his mental illness, a year after mutilating his ear

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Discovered: Van Gogh’s fingerprint on an olive grove painting

The artist’s imprint was probably left when he carried the picture back to the asylum

Sunflowers: the symbol of Van Gogh—and Ukraine

Vincent’s beloved bloom will eventually flourish again in the war-torn country

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Joshua Reynolds's £50m portrait of Polynesian celebrity Omai becomes joint-most expensive work to receive UK export ban

A buyer has until 10 July to start raising the funds to keep the 18th-century painting in the country—but it is unlikely any cash-strapped national museum can afford the hefty price tag

Hermitage loan of Raphael painting cancelled ahead of major National Gallery show in London

As the war in Ukraine continues, international loans of artworks between Russia and the West are being halted

After Amsterdam, the Hermitage Foundation UK now also cuts ties with the St Petersburg museum

Charity, which helps to raise funds for the Russian institution, has halted “building cultural bridges between the UK and Russia”

Back to normal: London's Victoria and Albert Museum resumes pre-Covid opening hours

From next month, the institution will be open for seven days a week again and timed tickets for general admission will also be dropped

The London dealer who sacked his young assistant Van Gogh went on to sell his art

Christie’s uncovers records revealing that Obach & Co marketed a landscape drawing in 1911

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This is not just a Monet—it’s an M&S Monet

An unrecorded painting, owned by the British high-street store Marks and Spencer, is probably a major rediscovery

Revealed: Van Gogh landscape once owned by Yves Saint Laurent coming up for sale, valued at $45m

Christie’s is to offer the never-exhibited painting in a New York auction in May

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We know Van Gogh’s face from his self-portraits, but how did his friends see him?

Other views of Vincent, captured by his fellow artists, reproduced together online for the first time

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London's National Gallery releases first images of major redevelopment plan

Ahead of a public consultation on the £25m-£30m project, further details of the Selldorf Architects redesign of the Sainsbury Wing entrance have been unveiled

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Tate to commission artist to 'critically engage' with racist imagery in Tate Britain restaurant mural

Rex Whistler’s 1927 artwork includes scenes of a Black child being enslaved and caricatures of Chinese figures

Van Gogh’s depiction of two lovers—sliced out of a landscape painting—comes up for sale

Sotheby’s will auction the surviving picture of the strolling couple on 2 March, estimated at £7m-£10m

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Are UK museums deterring visitors with Covid booking system for permanent collections?

As restrictions ease, institutions are reconsidering the policy introduced during the pandemic as it could be putting off last-minute visitors