Last Updated on 2/1/2006 by bidz
Feb 1, 2006
“NEW YORK (Reuters) – Vincent Van Gogh’s portrait of a cafe owner, based on a sketch by his friend and fellow artist Paul Gauguin, could fetch more than $40 million when it is auctioned in New York later this year.
“L’Arlesienne, Madame Ginoux” was executed in February 1890, five months before the Dutch artist’s suicide. It depicts the proprietress of a cafe in Arles, France, frequented by Gauguin and Van Gogh.”