Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A Van Gogh lost and found

The enthusiasm generated by the occasion is so well captured here. Earlier this week, Alex Ruger (director of the Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum) unveiled a 1888 painting by Vincent van Gogh (Sunset at Montmajour), which had been considered lost for over a century. The work had been lying for years in the attic of a Norwegian collector who thought the painting was a fraud. Extensive research by experts confirmed it to be real. As always, all rights retained by the photographer (Olaf Kraak/AFP).