62 million dollar painting by Van Gogh
One of the most famous paintings of the great artist Vincent Van Gogh “Vase with Daisies and Poppies” was sold at last auction Sotheby’s. Like many other paintings by this artist, the price for a work truly amazed that once again shows how much the real art is valued in the modern world. Painting was sold for 61.8 million US dollars, a record of past trade. The starting price of the painting was half – 30 mln. The picture was painted by Van Gogh in the summer of 1890. Just weeks before the artist died tragically. During the creation of the painting the artist was in a very serious condition of health. At this time he was in Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, in the house of Dr. Paul Gachet. Because of the difficult financial situation, Vincent Van Gogh could not pay for the treatment and gave the painting “Vase with Daisies and Poppies’ to his doctor as a payment. The last 20 years it has been in a private collection.
One of the founders of the Museum of Modern Art, A. Conger Goodyear, acquired it in 1928. It remained in the family for decades and was on permanent exhibition at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo for 30 years. The most recent owner bought it around 1990.
The auction record for a van Gogh is $82.5 million.