Vincent Van Gogh

Was Van Gogh's olive grove landscape another Nazi-era 'forced sale'?

We uncover the tangled tale of the painting controversially sold off by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1972 and now in an Athens museum

Detroit Institute of Arts ordered to keep Van Gogh painting as lawsuit over its ownership heads to appeals court

A judge had previously dismissed the lawsuit brought against the Michigan museum in a dispute over the canvas “The Novel Reader”

I met the oldest woman in the world—who shared her memories of Van Gogh in Arles

Madame Jeanne Calment, who lived to be 122, recalled meeting the artist as a child

The Van Gogh Sunflowers lawsuit: the full story behind the Nazi-loot claim to Tokyo’s $250m painting

Plus, Singapore’s art hub ambitions and Grace Lau's project for Chinese New Year

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In dispute over Van Gogh painting, Detroit Institute of Arts is ‘blameless’, judge says

A Brazilian collector had sought to bar the museum from returning the artwork after its blockbuster Van Gogh exhibition closes

Van Gogh's Tokyo Sunflowers: Was it a Nazi forced sale? And is the painting now worth $250m?

Bought for a Japanese museum in 1987, the masterpiece has just been claimed by the heirs of a Jewish Berlin banker

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Man who stabbed two MoMA employees last year charged with attempted murder and assault

He was arrested in Philadelphia in March 2022 after evading authorities for three days following the violent attack at the Museum of Modern Art in New York

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A topsy-turvy world: five artworks that have been hung upside down by curators

From Mondrian to Rothko, when it comes to hanging a painting, museums don't always get things right first (or even second) time

Van Gogh in 2022: record prices, top shows and exciting discoveries

Plus, the best books on Vincent and the artist's booming immersive experiences

Did the Metropolitan Museum cover up its acquisition of a Nazi-looted Van Gogh? A new lawsuit alleges so

The heirs of a Jewish collector who fled Germany in the 1930s claim that well-documented provenance issues with the painting “La cueillette des olives” have been overlooked by the museum and the Greek foundation that now owns it

Seeking return of Van Gogh Sunflowers painting sold under Nazi coercion, German Jewish banker's heirs sue Japanese insurance company

The banker's heirs claim that the current owner, which bought "Sunflowers" for a then-record $39.9m at Christie's in 1987, ignored the painting's provenance issues

Why is Van Gogh under attack?

Vincent’s best-loved paintings are singled out by climate protestors

a blog by Martin Bailey

Metropolitan Museum show to reunite two Van Gogh masterpieces after 120 years apart

A major exhibition next year will survey the artist’s fascination with the undulating trees

A surprise: a UK medical museum owns a Van Gogh

The etched portrait of Dr Gachet, who treated Vincent after he shot himself, is in the Wellcome Collection

Life in Van Gogh’s Yellow House: the mysterious objects on his kitchen table

A still life, painted just after Vincent mutilated his ear, holds intriguing clues

A crate of 40 Van Gogh paintings was once sold for less than $1

A seascape that fetched nearly $3m at Sotheby’s this week was one of the works abandoned in an attic

a blog by Martin Bailey

Van Gogh goes to Hollywood: the celebrities who have owned Vincent's work

Californian collectors had the taste and cash to buy some of his finest paintings, with stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Edward Robinson and Barbra Streisand

a blog by Martin Bailey
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Van Gogh’s greatest marketing machine: new book uncovers how the artist’s sister-in-law managed his legacy

"Jo van Gogh-Bonger: The Woman Who Made Vincent Famous" is an altogether apt biography for the dutiful and determined woman

Revealed: When lightning struck, rescuers of Van Gogh's works were rewarded with a drawing

Coming up at Christie’s and estimated at around $4m, the sketch given to neighbours who doused the fire and saved the Van Gogh family home and collection in 1941

a blog by Martin Bailey

Jo Bonger: the woman who made Van Gogh famous as one of the greatest artists of all time

The definitive biography is now published in English—with a fresh explanation as to why the Sunflowers came to London

a blog by Martin Bailey

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers covered in tomato soup by eco activists

The environmental group Just Stop Oil says it attacked the painting in response to the UK government’s inaction on the cost-of-living and climate crises

Van Gogh landscape coming up for auction should fetch a record price of over $100m

The orchard blossom scene, from the collection of Microsoft founder Paul Allen, is being sold by Christie’s

a blog by Martin Bailey

Amsterdam exhibition shines light on Klimt's artistic debt to Van Gogh and contemporaries

Klimt discovered Van Gogh in 1903—and took inspiration from the Dutch painter for his early landscapes

Van Gogh in America: Detroit’s exhibition set to be a revelation

US collectors and museums came late to Vincent’s paintings, yet eventually amassed the finest works outside the Netherlands—plus a few embarrassing fakes

a blog by Martin Bailey

What were the first 12 Van Gogh paintings ever sold?

And who were the brave collectors, way ahead of their time?

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Radical outsiders: how Cézanne and Van Gogh drove art to new heights

Ahead of Tate Modern’s Cézanne blockbuster exhibition, we investigate the two artists' links

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Van Gogh exhibitions in 2023: we reveal the hot tickets coming up worldwide

Highlight shows in Chicago, Paris and Amsterdam—plus a 50th birthday celebration for the Van Gogh Museum