GhentThis weekend, two private works by world-renowned painter Vincent van Gogh were hung in the Mercedes garage of Saint Martins Latime. Both paintings will be auctioned on Sunday for “a reasonable amount given the name of the painter,” according to the auction.
You can always go ahead with Van Gogh’s work, but the watercolors on display at Sint-Martens-Latem this weekend are special in their own way. “First, because it is about early works,” explains Johan Kegen of the famous auction house New-Art that organizes the auction. “They originated from his Dutch years. Second, because it is affordable in a way. Given the painter’s fame,”
Both works – “Violet in a vase” and “Landscape with a windmill and a house in the background” – were estimated at 150,000-450,000 euros, but they could also be sold for more. Last month, another new work by Van Gogh was auctioned for 1.8 million in New York. So it is difficult to estimate. But given the weather, we don’t expect a rush, which is good for the bidders.”
This isn’t the first time the auction house has put Van Gogh under the hammer. This was already the case three years ago. Over the past year, the team has been primarily interested in verifying the authenticity of the paintings that are up for auction this time around, along with a lot of other work.
You can visit the exhibition on Saturday until 6 pm and on Sunday from 10 am. Auction starts Sunday at 3pm.
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