Long-lost Van Gogh masterpiece discovered by New York collector

A collector and cultural activist who founded the New York Academy of Art in 1979 with Andy Warhol claims to have rediscovered a long-lost Vincent van Gogh masterpiece at a little-known foreign auction.

New York collector Stuart Pivar says the painting “Over, 1890” – in its original condition and with the signature “Vincent” on the back – is “a once-in-a-lifetime find.” The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam asked him to send the painting in for immediate authentication.

If the painting is authentic, it was most likely painted during the last two months of the famous artist’s life. Van Gogh shot himself in a wheat field in July 1890 – possibly in one of the fields depicted in the painting, Pivar believes.

Van Gogh painted more than 70 works during the last two months of his life in Auvers-sur-Oise, on the outskirts of Paris.

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