Pistol ‘used in Van Gogh suicide’ on auction in Paris | AFP

The gun with which Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh allegedly took his own life will go under the hammer on 19 June at the Hôtel Drouot auction house in Paris.

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Rare photo of young Van Gogh is actually brother: museum

A picture believed to be one of only two surviving photographs of artist Vincent Van Gogh is in fact a picture of his brother Theo, the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam says. The black and white image had long been thought to show Vincent at the age of 13, and has featured in biographies of the notoriously camera-shy artist behind “Sunflowers” and a series of self-portraits.

Dafoe learned to paint for van Gogh role

(4 Sep 2018) Actor Willem Dafoe reveals he learnt to paint in order to play the role of Vincent van Gogh in director Julian Schnabel’s latest film, “At Eternity’s Gate,” which premiered at the Venice Film Festival. (Sept. 4)

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World’s first hand-painted film vyes for an Oscar

Following on the heels of its Oscar success with the 2015 film “Ida”, Poland hopes to receive another Academy Award for “Loving Vincent,” which brings van Gogh’s art to life and is the world’s first feature-length animated film to be made entirely through hand-painted canvasses.

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Museum Offers Used Gold Toilet to Trumps

Donald and Melania Trump wanted to borrow a Van Gogh painting from a New York museum for their White House private quarters. Instead, the Guggenheim offered a solid gold toilet. (Jan. 26)

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FILE: Guggenheim offers Trumps gold toilet in lieu of a Van Gogh

According to reports, New York’s Guggenheim Museum has offered Trump a fully functioning golden toilet from its collection, in lieu of a Van Gogh painting the White House requested to borrow.

Abu Dhabi just opened their Louvre museum – take a look inside

Louvre Abu Dhabi just opened 10 years after the project was announced in 2007. The art museum, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, cost over £1 billion to make.

Abu Dhabi is renting the name “Louvre” for 30 years andy paid France £399 million to do so.

They also loaned 300 artworks from France, which cost £571 million. Just like Paris, the museum has a Da Vinci portrait, “La Belle Ferronniere,” which is also on loan.

There are more than 620 pieces and artefacts on display including Degas, Van Gogh, Monet, and Picasso. There’s also a Napoleon painting from Jacques-Louis David.

Only 235 pieces are from the museum’s own collection. Loans come from 13 French museums like Pompidou, Musee d’Orsay, and Versailles.

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