Vincent Van Gogh

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Former Tate director's hidden tribute to Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

James Manson paid homage to the artist by painting his own bouquet

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How Van Gogh's Sunflowers have inspired generations of British artists

Painters from Brangwyn to Nash paid homage to the masterpiece, all illustrated on the Art UK site

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San Francisco’s Van Gogh is the real deal

The still life of fruit and chestnuts, until recently dismissed as a fake, was painted in Paris

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Amsterdam Sunflowers will never again travel

Conservators are concerned over Van Gogh’s still life, which went to over 80 exhibitions after the war

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Who painted the mystery nude in the Van Gogh brothers' collection?

Museum specialist believes he has uncovered the identity of the artist—and his voluptuous muse

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Van Gogh’s most important painting leaves Europe for the first time

National Gallery’s Sunflowers heads to Japan where it is likely to be seen by around a million people

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National Gallery in London to send Van Gogh's Sunflowers to Japan

Exhibition with 60 other loans from the museum will help celebrate the Tokyo Olympics in 2020

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The most important Van Gogh discoveries, exhibitions, sales and books of 2018

From the discovery of a Montmartre drawing to a $40m sale at Christie's

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Revealed online for the first time: photograph showing Van Gogh painting slashed in 1978

Criminally insane visitor attacked the self-portrait at the Van Gogh Museum

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The Year In Review

From counting muddles to collective cuddles: the art world's highs and lows of 2018

The people, places and things that had a year to remember—or to forget

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Van Gogh's portrait of a prostitute coming up for sale

Christie’s, more discreetly, entitles it “Portrait de femme”

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Mistaken identity: new discovery means there is only one known photograph of Vincent van Gogh

The childhood image that was assumed to be of Vincent is now believed to depict his brother Theo

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Amsterdam show to explore Van Gogh’s influence on Hockney

Exhibition of 120 works will reveal a shared fascination with nature, bold use of colour and experimentation with perspective

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Controversies

Smoking pipe, razor and revolver removed from Van Gogh sculpture in London's Brixton

Controversial items relating to the artist's life were scrapped from original design over fears they could be linked to drug, knife and gun crime

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Van Gogh sculpture unveiled outside the London lodgings where he fell in love

As well as Brixton, Anthony Padgett’s works will go to Isleworth, Ramsgate, Welwyn, the Borinage, Nuenen and Arles

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Art market

Top lots go unsold at New York's Impressionist and Modern sales, proving a discerning but 'not doomsday' market

Monet carries Christie's evening sale while a Magritte shines at Sotheby's, marking an auction record for the Surrealist painter

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When the National Gallery used a London taxi to move a Van Gogh painting

Back during Tate’s 1947 exhibition, loan arrangements were more casual

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Revealed: must-see Van Gogh exhibitions, part two—2019-21

We release details of Detroit exhibition on America’s love for the artist, plus others in Frankfurt, Potsdam, Santa Barbara and Columbus

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Van Gogh self-portrait—almost sold by cash-strapped Detroit—will be star of major show on the artist and America in 2020

Sale was stopped at last minute after city received financial support from Michigan

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Revealed: must-see Van Gogh exhibitions, part one—2019

Shows planned for Houston, London, Amsterdam and Den Bosch next year

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Newly discovered photograph depicts the man who got Van Gogh fired as an art dealer

The image—in the collection of London's National Portrait Gallery—shows a confident Charles Obach, compared to one of an ill-at-ease Vincent

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In the frame

Van Gogh comes to New York

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Van Gogh's garden painting set to make $40m auction record for Paris period

Now being sold by a London-based collector at Christie's New York, the work will probably go to Japan or China

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Gauguin’s kitten reappears in Van Gogh’s Yellow House

Amsterdam show on the artist's Martinique trip also reveals Tate watercolour as a genuine work by Gauguin

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Van Gogh’s postman didn't deliver: how Samuel Courtauld swapped portrait for famous Sunflowers

In this week’s podcast, hear how the British collector changed his mind and acquired the National Gallery's star attraction

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Mystery identity of Van Gogh’s 'gardener' solved

New research reveals name of man in the artist’s finest asylum portrait

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Does Van Gogh's Starry, Starry Night feature the Milky, Milky Way?

On our latest podcast, we explore how a modern reconstruction of the night sky in June 1889 shed light on the artist's late masterpiece

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Van Gogh in the asylum. Plus, Christian Marclay on The Clock

Our correspondent Martin Bailey and art historian Martin Gayford talk about Van Gogh's time at the asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole and Christian Marclay tells us about his ground-breaking work The Clock. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Vincent the baker? Van Gogh's possible careers

His family also suggested that he become an accountant or a barber

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Van Gogh: it was suicide, not murder

Julian Schnabel’s new film on Van Gogh is based on questionable assumptions

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The revealing story of the painting that inspired Julian Schnabel’s new Van Gogh film

Vincent painted At Eternity’s Gate, the title of the film premiering in Venice, when he was at the asylum

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Museums

Shell sponsorship deal with Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum ends

The museum as well as the Mauritshuis in The Hague have stopped collaborating with the oil company by "mutual decision"

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Starry Night is held by Russian government

Van Gogh drawing had been folded in half in 1945 to fit inside a suitcase

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Introducing: Adventures with Van Gogh

A new blog by Martin Bailey

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Exhibitions

The Irishman who painted—and brawled—beside Gauguin

Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns: Between Paris and Pont-Aven opens at National Gallery of Ireland

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Revealed: Van Gogh's failed attempt at art dealing

New book argues that artist bought Japanese prints “not for pleasure but to deal in them”

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In the frame

The masterpieces that got away: Noah Charney presents the Museum of Lost Art

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Conservation

From Monet to Van Gogh: Factum Arte re-creates lost masterpieces for Sky Arts TV series

New show tells the stories behind seven great works that have disappeared and the creation of digital facsimiles

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Tate Britain to explore Van Gogh's links to UK in major new show

The Art Newspaper's senior correspondent Martin Bailey is the co-curator of the exhibition

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New Vincent van Gogh drawing discovered

Unearthing of Montmartre sketch leads to authentication of second work

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Van Gogh in Japan: research uncovers a two-way affair

Survey of Dutch master’s admiration for, and influence on, Japanese art is most ambitious yet

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Art market

Beyond Leonardo: the artists who led the auctions in 2017

We survey the top five results in key markets, from Old Masters to Post-war and contemporary

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Museums

Courtauld Institute sets its sights on £50m revamp­­—and sends art on tour

Two-year transformation, starting next summer, will open up the London gallery’s historic Great Room

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Art market

Christie’s $479.3m Impressionist and Modern sale hits highest total since 2007

Pent-up demand for top material kicks off New York's key auction week, with a $81.3m Van Gogh and records for Léger, Magritte, Man Ray and Vuillard

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Grasshopper found in Van Gogh painting

Insect was presumably already dead as paint shows no signs of a struggle to escape

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Exhibitions

Massive Van Gogh show opens in Italy

Exhibition including 124 works is largest in Europe and America in almost 30 years

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Frieze 2017

Top art films at the BFI London Film Festival

From Cate Blanchett performing artists' manifestos to an animated Van Gogh biopic