Vincent van Gogh

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In mid-April, Berlin art duo Elmgreen and Dragset will erect a 4.5-ton vaguely ear-shaped swimming pool outside Rockefeller Center. Titled “Van Gogh’s Ear,” the absurd public sculpture is only the latest example of the van Gogh-mania sweeping the art world.

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Museums

Inside van Gogh’s Bedroom

by Philip A Hartigan on February 25, 2016

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CHICAGO — On Monday, February 15, I slept in Vincent van Gogh’s bedroom, the room from the Yellow House in Arles that he famously painted in 1888 and 1889.

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Now available for rent on Airbnb is a full-size, 3D replica of Vincent van Gogh’s famous painting “The Bedroom” (1889), complete with rustic twin bed, pale violet walls, copper-green wood floor, and straw hat on a peg.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Claude Monet owned more than 200 Japanese prints and once told a critic, “If you insist on forcing me into an affiliation with anyone else … then compare me with the old Japanese masters; their exquisite taste has always delighted me.”

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One of Vincent van Gogh’s olive tree paintings has literally sprung to life, reproduced as a large, growing field in Minnesota.

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News

Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on August 25, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: thieves boost a bronze Rodin in Copenhagen, man is busted for trying to sell a fake van Gogh, and two works go missing from Slovakia’s Andy Warhol museum.

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While Vincent van Gogh’s self-portraits were a significant part of his painting career, no confirmed photographs of the artist as an adult are known to exist.

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There’s something strangely attractive about the stereotype of the crazy artist.

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In Brief

Van Gogh in Virtual Reality

by Allison Meier on May 13, 2015

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Orbs of orange paint suggested the light of the lamps past midnight in Vincent van Gogh’s 1888 “Le Café de nuit” (The Night Café) and in a new virtual reality take on his painting of the Café de la Gare in Arles, France, they come to life with radiating colors.

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News

Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on April 21, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: Thieves steal Lichtenstein from Simpsons co-creator’s foundation, seller sues for money from van Gogh auction, and drug-buying art robot is set free.

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