Weird News Van Gogh's Insane Asylum View Sells for $81.3 Million at Auction

12:20  14 november  2017
12:20  14 november  2017 Source:   Bloomberg

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  Grasshopper found in van Gogh painting at Kansas City museum A small grasshopper has been found embedded in a Vincent van Gogh painting at a Kansas City museum. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art said in a news release that the insect was stuck in the thick paint in the lower foreground of the famed artist's "Olive Trees." Van Gogh was known for painting outdoors and mused in an 1885 letter to his brother that "I must have picked up a good hundred flies and more off the 4 canvases that you'll be getting." Paintings Conservator Mary Schafer made the grasshopper discovery while examining the painting under magnification. The bug isn't visible through casual observation.

A canvas by Vincent van Gogh fetched $ 81 . 3 million in an auction at Christie’ s Monday. The work was created during the artist’ s one-year stay at the insane asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, according to presentation on Christie’ s website.

A canvas by Vincent van Gogh fetched $ 81 . 3 million in an auction at Christie’ s Monday. The work was created during the artist’ s one-year stay at the insane asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, according to presentation on Christie’ s website.

People enter Christie's in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009.: Van Gogh's Insane Asylum View Sells for $81.3 Million at Auction © Bloomberg/Bloomberg Van Gogh's Insane Asylum View Sells for $81.3 Million at Auction (Bloomberg) -- A canvas by Vincent van Gogh fetched $81.3 million in an auction at Christie’s Monday.

Van Gogh’s 1889 landscape, “Laboureur dans un champ”

The 1889 painting, “Laboureur dans un champ,” was sold by the estate of billionaire couple Nancy Lee Bass and Perry R. Bass. It had been estimated to bring in $50 million at Christie’s evening sale of Impressionist and modern art in New York. The buyer was Rebecca Wei, president of Christie’s Asia, on behalf of a client.

The work was created during the artist’s one-year stay at the insane asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, according to presentation on Christie’s website. The auction record for Van Gogh was set in 1990 with the $82.5 million sale of “Portrait du Dr. Gachet,” according to the Artnet database of auction prices.

Earlier during the Monday sale, Fernand Leger’s 1913 Cubist composition, “Contraste de formes,” fetched $70.1 million, an auction record for the French artist whose previous high was $39.2 million, according to Artnet. Prices include an auction house commission; estimates don’t.

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