Do you have a Van Gogh in your attic?

Might want to check. Recently, a painting gathering cobwebs in a Norwegian attic was declared a genuine Van Gogh, increasing in value about 10 zillion percent.

Seems the painting had been declared a fake in the 1990s, largely because the mercurial artist had not signed it. Details, details. Other evidence confirms its authenticity as the long-lost Sunset at Montmajour, including a letter from Van Gogh to his brother describing the painting and when he painted it. It will be on display at the Van Gogh Museum, in Amsterdam, starting September 24.

—Tim Gihring, editor

September 12, 2013



Source:, September 9, 2013

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