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10.20.14 Rhett Jones

The St. Petersburg-based artist who nailed his scrotum to the ground at Red Square last year, just pulled a Van Gogh as part of a new political protest in Moscow. Petr Pavlensky climbed the wall of a psychiatric institution on Sunday and proceeded to cut off his earlobe. Pavlensky was taken to a hospital by police and […]

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06.04.14 Sophie Weiner

The destiny of Vincent Van Gogh’s missing body part has been unveiled! Karlsruhe’s Center for Art and Media is displaying the closest thing we’ve got to the artist’s ear, grown with genetic material from Van Gogh’s actual relatives. Assertions that this is a perfect replica of Van Gogh’s ear are questionable. The DNA used to create the cells […]

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01.16.13 Marina Galperina

Got a little bit of a Van Gogh crush? Need to flesh out that fantasy? Kirk Douglas and Tim Roth not quite doing it for you? Well, here’s something just for you. Photographer Tadao Cern has recreated one of Vincent Van Gogh’s most famous self-portraits with still photography and digital retouching. See the transformation in the video […]

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10.10.12 Irina Dvalidze

Anyone who has had to sit through Lust for Life, Kirk Douglas’ depiction of Van Gogh screened in every college art history class ever taught by senile tenured dinosaurs, will tell you that most artists are alcoholic, tortured souls who make no money and die alone. Joe Fig challenges that myth with his Cinematic Paintings series, which […]

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02.16.11 Marina Galperina

The Sunflowers of Vincent Van Gogh are literally wilting. His cornea-searing yellows are turning dull brown as the chromium in the Vincent-beloved chrome yellow pigment undergoes reverse oxidation with UV light. This seems to only happen to the chrome yellows brightened with barium sulphate white. ‘Cause science. That’s what you get for trying harder. French […]

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02.12.10 Marina Galperina

The LA Times’ profile of an on-going Van Gogh exhibit at the Royal Academy of Art in London has this point to emphasize: Van Gogh was not a “crazy genius” and they’ve got his personal letters to prove it. He was well-read and dandy, you see, despite walking off a pier while carrying on a […]

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