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1-cent stamp sells for $9.5 million at auction

1-cent stamp sells for $9.5 million at auction

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) --The British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta stamp sold for $9.5 million at auction on Tuesday in New York, its fourth auction price record.
Evan Bleier

Big 3 U.S. automakers to give $26M to help save Detroit's great art

DETROIT, June 9 (UPI) --The Big 3 U.S. automakers have promised $26 million to ensure that Detroit Institute of Arts masterpieces stay in the beleaguered city, officials said Monday.
Frances Burns

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 30, 2014.
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Van Gogh painting to be kept at Yale

Van Gogh painting to be kept at Yale

March 22 (UPI) -- U.S. judge says Vincent van Gogh painting "The Night Cafe" should stay at Yale University, tosses case brought by Russian who claims ownership.
Danielle Haynes

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 17, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.
By United Press International
Van Gogh painting goes on display at National Gallery

Van Gogh painting goes on display at National Gallery

Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A painting from late in Vincent van Gogh's career that has been hidden away in private for nearly 50 years has finally gone on display Monday.
Gabrielle Levy
Newly discovered Vincent van Gogh painting to be shown in Amsterdam

Newly discovered Vincent van Gogh painting to be shown in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A previously unseen painting by Vincent Van Gogh will be on display at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, later this month, a museum official said.

Bolivian goatherd may be 123, making him oldest person ever

LA PAZ, Bolivia, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A Bolivian goatherd with documents that show his age as 123 may be the oldest man alive and the oldest authenticated person who has ever lived.

Australian museum painting may be Jewish refugee's $5 million Van Gogh

MELBOURNE, July 31 (UPI) -- Investigations into an Australian museum's oil painting doubted to be by Vincent Van Gogh may re-determine the artwork was by Van Gogh, officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
By United Press International

Detroit arts community sees a brighter future for Motown

DETROIT, July 20 (UPI) -- Members of Detroit's arts scene say they want to position themselves as a major part of what they hope will be a Motown revival after a municipal bankruptcy.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 15, 2013
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 14, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 30, 2013.
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Van Gogh
SLP2001022812- 28 FEBRUARY 2001- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Visitors attending the Vincent van Gogh exhibition at the St. Louis Art Museum, gaze at the famous self-portrait of the artist, painted in 1888, in St. Louis, Missouri, February 28, 2001. The exhibition, Vincent van Gogh and the Painters of the Petit Boulevard, features nearly 70 paintings and works on paper by Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries. The St. Louis Art Museum is this exhibitions only U.S. stop. bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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Vincent Willem van Gogh (Dutch:   ( listen), English: /ˌvæn ˈɡɒx/; 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th century art for its vivid colors and emotional impact. He suffered from anxiety and increasingly frequent bouts of mental illness throughout his life and died, largely unknown, at the age of 37 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Little appreciated during his lifetime, his fame grew in the years after his death. Today, he is widely regarded as one of history's greatest painters and an important contributor to the foundations of modern art. Van Gogh did not begin painting until his late twenties, and most of his best-known works were produced during his final two years. He produced more than 2,000 artworks, consisting of around 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches. Today many of his pieces—including his numerous self portraits, landscapes, portraits and sunflowers—are among the world's most recognizable and expensive works of art.

Van Gogh spent his early adulthood working for a firm of art dealers and traveled between The Hague, London and Paris, after which he taught in England. An early vocational aspiration was to become a pastor and preach the gospel, and from 1879 he worked as a missionary in a mining region in Belgium. During this time he began to sketch people from the local community, and in 1885 painted his first major work The Potato Eaters. His palette at the time consisted mainly of somber earth tones and showed no sign of the vivid coloration that distinguished his later work. In March 1886, he moved to Paris and discovered the French Impressionists. Later he moved to the south of France and was taken by the strong sunlight he found there. His work grew brighter in color and he developed the unique and highly recognizable style which became fully realized during his stay in Arles in 1888.

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