Van Gogh

b. 1853
- d. 1890
  • Netherlands
Turnover 2023
$USD 166.647.948
Record Sale
$USD 117.180.000
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Vincent van Gogh’s formative years saw him engaged in a series of vocational pursuits, including roles as an art dealer and a missionary in the industrial landscapes of Belgium. However, his burgeoning passion for artistic endeavors ultimately propelled him toward formal artistic training, setting him on a transformative path. Van Gogh’s artistic legacy is characterized by a unique visual language that merges fervent color palettes, dynamic brushwork, and a profoundly emotional narrative. Renowned masterpieces like “Starry Night” and “Sunflowers” epitomize his ability to elicit deep emotional responses through his canvases. His prolific output, often born from periods of solitude and financial hardship, poignantly encapsulates his deep connection with nature, his profound introspection, and his exploration of the human condition.

Despite his artistic genius, van Gogh encountered a series of challenges, including mental health issues and pervasive social isolation, which cast a shadow over his artistic journey. Van Gogh’s story resounds as a powerful example of the intersection between artistic brilliance, psychological struggles, and the enduring impact of artistic creation. The trajectory of his life stands as an evocative testament to the intricate dynamics of creative genius, the resilience of the human spirit, and the lasting capacity of art to infuse human existence with profound significance.


Auction Record

Vincent VAN GOGH (1853-1890)
Verger avec cyprès (1888)

65 x 80 cm

New York NY, United States
Visionary: The Paul G. Allen Collection Part I, 09 nov 2022

Lot # 22
Hammer price: $ 102,000,000
Price including buyer’s premium: $ 117,180,000

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