Is this by Van Gogh (?)

May 28 2021

Image of Is this by Van Gogh (?)


Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Smithsonian Magazine have published an article on the 'controversial' art collector Stuart Pivar's attempt to have a painting he purchased at a local French auction house authenticated as a full-fledged Van Gogh. Although the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is currently closed due to the ongoing virus crisis, the article claims that the museum had 'made an exception' to take a look at the work. The painting bears and old inscription and signature on the back.

It will be interesting to hear what comes of this, let's hope the magazine publish the results of the museum's findings in due course.

Notice to "Internet Explorer" Users

You are seeing this notice because you are using Internet Explorer 6.0 (or older version). IE6 is now a deprecated browser which this website no longer supports. To view the Art History News website, you can easily do so by downloading one of the following, freely available browsers:

Once you have upgraded your browser, you can return to this page using the new application, whereupon this notice will have been replaced by the full website and its content.