While doing some research for the site, I came across this story of Van Gogh’s Portrait of Dr. Gachet. It details the story of the painting’s sale in 1990 and its prompt disappearance there after.
“No one was laughing, however, after his death in 1996. It wasn’t clear who owned Gachet–Saito’s heirs, his company, or his creditors–or even where it was. Museum curators and auction houses tried to locate it. But while representatives of Saito’s company assured the world that it was still around, a veil of secrecy shrouded all future transactions. Gachet simply seemed to vanish into the murky waters of the international art market.”
While the article was written 6 years ago, it’s fair to say not much more information has been discovered. It would be a shame if this painting didn’t surface again soon.
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