FYI: Van Gogh for $3,000
- Just FYI: A British couple alleges to have purchased the only full-length portrait of artist Vincent Van Gogh in existence. Michael and Mandy Cruickshank claim they bought the portrait -- a pastel drawing -- on the Internet for just $3,000. http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2011/08/alleged-vincent-van-gogh-portrait-sells-for-just-3000.html
The couple purports to have support from several art historians, who found several clues in the drawing (and behind it) that point to its authenticity. First is the word "L'Incompris" ("The Misunderstood") which appears scrawled on the wall behind the figure on the painting. Another clue is apparently the address scrawled on the back of the paper, which is located on the same Paris street where Van Gogh and his brother Theo lived.