Vincent van Gogh Painting Brings in $54 Million Dollars In New York City Auction



Vincent van Gogh Painting Brings in $54 Million Dollars In New York City Auction
5 NOVEMBER 2015

Vincent van Gogh Painting Brings $54 Million Dollars In New York City Auction A Vincent van Gogh painting of a landscape scene sold for $54,010,000 on Thursday.

The painting, "a spectacular van Gogh landscape (that) instantly transports viewers to the south of France," came from the collection of Louis Franck and his wife Evelyn, Sotheby's said. "The great jewel in the collection is van Gogh's Landscape Under a Stormy Sky, perhaps the finest landscape by van Gogh that we have seen on the market in three decades," said Simon Shaw of Sotheby's.

Shaw added that the painting captures the emotional extremes of van Gogh's life by showing a meadow with children picking flowers in the lower half and storm clouds at the top. Sotheby's had estimated 'Landscape Under a Stormy Sky' could sell for between $50 and $70 million.
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