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

11:05  14 november  2017
11:05  14 november  2017 Source:   Bloomberg

Grasshopper found in van Gogh painting at Kansas City museum

  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.

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.

White truffles fetch 75,000 euros at Italian auction

  White truffles fetch 75,000 euros at Italian auction A lot of around 850 grammes (1.9 pounds) of white truffles was sold for 75,000 euros ($87,500) in a top Italian auction on Sunday.  The buyer from Hong Kong placed their winning bid via satellite at the World Alba White Truffles Auction at the Grinzane Cavour castle in Piedmont, northwestern Italy.

Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist artist. Vincent spent 1889 in an insane asylum , where he made over 150 paintings, including the Starry Night, a magical In 1990, his painting Portrait of Dr. Gachet (1890), one of his most admired pieces, was sold at auction for 82.5 million dollars.

Van Gogh ' s glowing ''Irises'' -painted in 1889 during the artist's first week at the asylum at St.-Remy - was sold at Sotheby's in New York last night for .9 million , the highest price ever paid for an artwork at auction .

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.

Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Set To Become 2017's Best-Selling Album .
So what exactly did we make Taylor Swift do? Sell albums, of course. The singer dropped her new record, “Reputation,” on Friday to much fanfare, and early sales numbers have begun to trickle in. We won’t know one-week total sales numbers for a couple of days, but “Reputation” is already set to become the best-selling album of 2017, according to Variety.Swift’s latest sold more than 700,000 copies on the day it was released, Billboard reports, and that number had grown to over 925,000 by Sunday. The pop star’s sixth studio effort is expected to sell over 1.

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