Artificial Sunflowers,
Black acrylic paint, Tab 


"Opening Documenta 12"

Fridericianum's Garten Kassel

6. – 9.6.2012

Some of Vincent van Gogh’s most famous works are his Sunflowers series. On March 31st, 1987 Japanese insurance magnate Yasuo Goto paid about 40 million dollars for Van Gogh’s Still Life “Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers” at the auction at Christie’s London, at the time it was a record-setting amount for an artwork.
Although visitors were allowed to take the sunflowers for free, the flowers on the field remained intact until the next day. The Sunflowers disappeared during the night.

Foto: © Patricia Jacomella Bonola

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