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Live Replica Of Van Gogh's Severed Ear On Display At German Museum


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Museum officials in Germany have unveiled a replica of Vincent Van Gogh's severed ear, grown using the artist's family Dna.

The 19th century painter sliced off his left ear in 1888 and now bosses at The Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe have put a copy of the gruesome organ on display.

The replica, the work of artist Diemut Strebe, is made from living cells grown using genetic material provided by the great-great-grandson of the Dutch master's brother, Theo.

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Van Gogh Masterpiece Found In Attic, Three Other Hidden Art Treasures


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A previously unknown landscape painting found in an attic in Norway has been attributed ot the master painter Vincent Van Gogh

'Sunset at Montmajour' - which depicts trees, bushes and a swirling sky - has spent years in the attic of a private collector after he was told the work was not by the Dutch artist. However, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam authenticated the work by letters, style and the physical materials used.

It is the first full-size canvas by Van Gogh discovered since 1928, according to BBC News. 

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Van Gogh 'Fake' Proved To Be Authentic Piece Of Artwork


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A French landscape painting previously dismissed as a Vincent Van Gogh fake has been confirmed as the first 'new' piece of work by the Dutch master.

The piece, Sunset at Montmajour was painted in 1888, but had remained hidden away in a private collector's attic after experts at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Holland insisted it was not authentic.

However, new research has proved the artwork was really created by Van Gogh, who was living in Arles, France at the time of the painting.

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Elizabeth Taylor Collection Sells For 120m


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A collection of Dame Elizabeth Taylor's fashion, artwork and jewellery has sold for nearly £120 million at auction.

More than 1,800 lots went under the hammer at sales in New York and London with a Vincent Van Gogh painting, 'Vue de l'asile et de la Chapelle de Saint-Remy' - which had been hanging in the late actress' home until her death in March 2011 - fetching over £10.1 million.

Elizabeth's art collection beat its pre-sale valuation of £9 million to sell for nearly £14 million in the auction, which culminated in a sale of artwork at Christie's auction house in London last night (08.02.12).

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Elizabeth Taylor Art Auction Fetches Millions


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Part of Elizabeth Taylor 's private art collection has been sold at an auction in London. Three paintings, one of which was originally bought for the actress by her father in 1963, were sold for a combined total of 13.7 million, according to Bbc News. Each painting had serious pedigree in the art world; they were original works of art by Edgar Degas, Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Pisarro.

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Bono Hails The Edge As Music's Van Gogh


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U2 rocker Bono has hailed guitarist The Edge as a "genius" - comparing his bandmate to famous artist Vincent Van Gogh.


The Irish star made the comments during a response to a positive Rolling Stone magazine review about the reissue of U2's Boy album.


And while Bono admires the band's bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr., he admits The Edge - real name David Evans - is the true mastermind of the group.


He says, "Edge's genuine genius developing on the blank and bleached photographic paper, avoiding all the obvious blues scales that blind every other guitar player that ever heard Led Zeppelin.

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Taylor Allowed To Keep Van Gogh Painting


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The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed actress Elizabeth Taylor to keep a Vincent Van Gogh painting after dismissing an appeal filed by descendants of previous owner MARGARETE MAUTHNER.
The legendary Hollywood actress was sued in 2004 by the South African and Canadian heirs after they claimed Mauthner, a Jewish woman, was forced to sell the painting before escaping Nazi Germany in 1939.
The heirs cited the 1998 Holocaust Victims Redress Act - a U.S. law that requires art sold or forfeited as a result of Nazi policies to be given back to its original owners.
Taylor, 75, submitted evidence that the painting was sold through two Jewish art dealers to a Jewish art collector. Taylor's father purchased the painting in 1963 at a Sotheby's auction in London for $184,000 (GBP92,000).
The painting, View of the Asylum and Chapel at Saint-Remy, is now estimated to be worth tens of millions of dollars.

Van Gogh Remembered In Amsterdam


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Dutch leaders gathered in Amsterdam on Wednesday (02NOV05) to remember slain film-maker Theo Van Gogh, who was killed by a radical Islamist a year ago.

Van Gogh, the great-great-grandson of the brother of artist legend Vincent Van Gogh, was fatally stabbed and shot in Amsterdam last November (02NOV04).

Mohammed Bouyeri, 27, was sentenced to life imprisonment in July (05) after pleading guilty to the murder, saying he felt compelled to kill Van Gogh after he was angered by the director's unflattering portrayal of Islam in his August 2004 film SUBMISSION.

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Howard Wants Pitt To Play Van Gogh


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Movie maker Ron Howard is hoping Brad Pitt's love of art will prompt the movie star to say yes to a proposed remake of Vincent Van Gogh biopic LUST FOR LIFE.

Howard and his producing partner Brian Grazer feel Pitt would make the perfect Van Gogh in their revamp of the 1956 classic, which starred KIRK DOUGLAS as the tormented Dutch artist, according to movie gossip website moviehole.net.

The original, which was directed by Liza Minnelli's father VINCENTE (corr), earned Douglas an Oscar nomination.

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Van Gogh's Suspected Killer Faces Terrorism Charges


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LATEST: Dutch film-maker Theo Van Gogh's suspected killer will face terrorism-related charges.

Van Gogh, 47 - the great-great nephew of legendary artist Vincent Van Gogh - had received death threats regarding his controversial film SUBMISSION, which depicted violence against Islamic women, and was shot and stabbed in Amsterdam on Tuesday (02NOV04).

Chief Amsterdam prosecutor LEO DE WIT said the suspect, known as MOHAMMED B, would face six charges, including murder and "participating in a criminal organisation with terrorist characteristics".

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