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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.

'Ox-Cart' on display in Portland, Ore.

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The Portland Art Museum has put "The Ox-Cart," a major work by painter Vincent van Gogh, on display.

Innkeeper raising money to buy a van Gogh

AUVERS-SUR-OISE , France, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The owner of the Auvers-Sur-Oise country inn where Vincent van Gogh last lived, and died, is trying to raise money to buy an original work by the artist.

Van Gogh painting to be auctioned in N.Y.

LONDON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- What is believed to be the last painting Vincent van Gogh completed before he committed suicide is set to be auctioned off in New York next month.

Museum finds 2nd Van Gogh under painting

BOSTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has discovered one of its Van Goghs is not one painting but two.

Gallery reveals Van Gogh not a Van Gogh

MELBOURNE, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Art officials at Australia's National Gallery of Victoria revealed a painting shown for decades as a $20 million Vincent Van Gogh work wasn't a Van Gogh.

Unknown Van Gogh found in museum cellar

ZAGREB, Croatia, April 12 (UPI) -- An uncataloged collection stored in the basement of a Croatian museum may have yielded a previously unknown work by Vincent Van Gogh.

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Van Gogh exhibit coming to S. Korea

SEOUL, March 7 (UPI) -- Ninety works by Vincent van Gogh will be shown in Seoul later this year in what officials said is a first-of-its-kind exhibit for the Asian country.

British call Australian Van Gogh a forgery

LONDON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Art experts are again questioning the authenticity of a painting by the Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh belonging to Australia's National Gallery of Victoria.

21,000 on petition against immigrant test

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, June 20 (UPI) -- More than 21,000 people in The Netherlands have signed a petition opposing a controversial plan to test immigrants in language and culture.

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Today is Thursday, March 30, the 89th day of 2006 with 276 to follow.
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Today is Friday, March 17, the 76th day of 2006 with 289 to follow.
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Briefly seized paintings return to Russia

MOSCOW, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A second truck carrying $1 billion in French paintings, briefly seized by Switzerland, returned to Moscow Wednesday, reports said.

FBI releases Top 10 art crimes

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Two Van Goghs are among the "Top 10 Art Crimes," a list released by the FBI to draw public attention to unsolved global art heists.

Portrait found under Van Gogh painting

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- An Amsterdam museum employee has found what may turn out to be the first self-portrait painted by Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh. Aukje Vergeest, of the Van Gogh Museum, found the painting underneath a 1886 painting of a park that she had X-rayed, Expatica

Odd behavior may lead to creativity

NASHVILLE, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Researchers say they've found a quirky or socially awkward approach to life might be key to becoming a great artist, composer or inventor.

Life Sentence for Van Gogh killer

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, July 26 (UPI) -- A Dutch court Tuesday sentenced the 27-year old murderer of controversial filmmaker Theo Van Gogh to life in prison.

Van Gogh's killer unrepentent

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, July 12 (UPI) -- The man who has admitted killing Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh said he would do it again if he had another chance.

Murder suspect called a 'terrorist'

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, May 3 (UPI) -- Mohammed Bouyeri, accused of murdering filmmaker Theo van Gogh in Amsterdam last year, was a leader in an Islamic terrorist group, a court heard Tuesday. Prosecutor Koos Plooy described Bouyeri as a "key figure" in an organization known as the Hofstad gro

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