“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”
– Vincent van Gogh, Dutch, painter
Van Gogh sells for $61.8 million
A rare piece of artwork painted by Vincent van Gogh weeks before his death sold for $61.8 million.
Van Gogh’s 1890 painting, ‘Still Life, Vase With Daisies and Poppies,’ had expected to fetch between $30 million and $50 million at Sotheby’s evening sale in Manhattan.
Van Gogh painted the bouquet of wildflowers at the French home of his physician, Dr. Paul Gachet, in 1890. It’s one of the few works the Dutch artist sold during his lifetime.