February 25, 2010

Vincent Van Gogh Painting News

Just when you think we'll never see another Van Gogh painting, news has come a of a new one that's been confirmed once and for all.

An art collector and curator who is respected known for his dubious claims of having many great classics, had claimed for some time that one of his paintings was a previously undiscovered Vincent Van Gogh piece.

He was widely doubted, but now the painting which is of a windmill has now been fully vetted by other experts and verified as a legitimate find of a "new" Van Gogh.

The painting, which will now be worth a small fortune for art collectors, depicts people in Paris walking up some steps to a windmill.

The dealer, named Hannema, bought the Van Gogh for a price that adds up to about $2,700 in American dollars! Probably one of the best returns on an art investment you'll ever see. The antiques and art dealer who sold it for that price must be kicking himself now, if he's still alive.

Vincent Van Gogh Painting News

Dirk Hannema was known as a brilliant art curator but a bit of a fool. He claimed he had seven Vermeers in his collection, several Van Goghs and a few Rembrandts, but no one believed him. Now 25 years after his death it turned out he was right, about one work by Vincent van Gogh. The painting, "Le Blute-Fin Mill," goes on public display Wednesday in the small Museum de Fundatie in the central Dutch town of Zwolle. Louis van Tilborgh, curator of research at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, said the painting was unusual for the 19th century impressionist, depicting large human figures in a landscape. The painting shows Parisians climbing wooden stairs to a windmill in the Montmartre district...

Vincent Van Gogh Painting News

Posted at February 25, 2010 6:12 AM