Florida man held in art thefts, forgeries

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Authorities in Los Angeles said they arrested a Florida man for allegedly selling forged and stolen art for more than $2 million.

Suspect arrested for Van Gogh sketch theft

UNDERHILL, Vt., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Edward Laird, a suspect in the theft and sale of a sketch by Vincent Van Gogh, has been arrested at a Vermont campground, police said.

Van Gogh painting still missing

CAIRO, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Authorities were hunting Saturday for a $50 million Vincent Van Gogh painting stolen from a Cairo museum, Egypt's culture minister said.

Students make massive 'Starry Night'

SMITHFIELD, Utah, April 5 (UPI) -- A Utah high school teacher said he and his students have created a 72-foot-by-90-foot replica of Van Gogh's "Starry Night" from breakfast cereal.

Letters offer insights into Van Gogh

LONDON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Letters written by Vincent Van Gogh on display at the Royal Academy of Arts in London offer insights into the late artist, observers say.
Book: Gauguin cut off Van Gogh's ear

Book: Gauguin cut off Van Gogh's ear

LONDON, May 5 (UPI) -- A new book suggests Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh lost his ear in a scuffle with fellow painter Paul Gauguin outside of a brothel.

Woman recreates art with veggies

BEIJING, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A Chinese artist said her vegetable recreations of famous paintings by Leonardo da Vinci and others have sold for up to $2,000.

Portrait found under Van Gogh's 'Patch'

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) -- European scientists reportedly have used new technology to reconstruct a portrait of a peasant woman Vincent Van Gogh painted then covered with another work.

Roman sculpture star of stolen art exhibit

ROME, April 24 (UPI) -- An annual exhibit of stolen and recovered artworks that opened Thursday in Rome includes a Roman portrait sculpture missing for almost half a century.

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'Cheerful' Van Gogh painting up for sale

MAASTRICHT, Netherlands, March 6 (UPI) -- "L'Enfant a l'Orange," one of the last paintings Vincent van Gogh produced before he committed suicide in 1890, is to be sold at an art fair in Maastricht.

Stolen masterpieces found in unlocked car

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Two of four Impressionist masterpieces stolen from a museum in an audacious heist in Zurich, Switzerland, have been found in good condition in an unlocked car.

Works valued at $91M stolen from museum

ZURICH, Switzerland, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Works by Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh, valued at $91 million, were stolen from a Swiss gallery, police said.

Greek woman claims lost Van Gogh notebook

ATHENS, Greece, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The daughter of a Greek resistance fighter has been declared the rightful owner of a sketchbook believed to have belonged to Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh.
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Vincent 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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