VINCENT VAN GOGH
- 2000 WORKS OF ART -
I can't say this guy has ever been one of my favourite artists, but he sure has become posthumously famous. However, as an author, I understand how difficult it was for him. Today, it is also a battle for authors to gain some traction and sell heaps of books. Having said that, I often say that I will also become posthumously famous.
Vincent Van Gogh was an artist highly underrated in his time, barely known except perhaps, for the cutting off of his ear. Out of over 2,000 works of art made over 15 years, Van Gogh reportedly only sold one painting while he was alive, to an art collector for 500 francs. Now, many of his paintings are recognized as the most expensive works of art, sold for upwards of $50 million and found in collections all over the world.
His paintings greatly contributed to the foundation of modern art as it stands today. Most of his iconic yet unknown paintings were created by him in the final 10 years of his life, between 1880 and 1890. Here are some of the works of art from the creator of Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh.
Clancy's comment: Sold one painting whilst he was alive? Mm ... And years later, they sell for 50 million! Sad, eh?