Friday, 29 February 2008

Flat Orange For Sale

Vincent van Gogh - L'Enfant a l'Orange (1890)Here's a van Gogh I haven't seen before: L'Enfant a l'Orange (The Child With An Orange) painted in the year of the artist's suicide: 1890. It will go on sale for the first time in 90 years at the European Art Fair in Maastricht, from 7 to 16 March. Its estimated value is £15m ($30m). Place your bets now, folks. Will it reach its reserve price? By the way, the subject was a boy - two-year-old Raoul Levert -, not a girl. And the "orange" is that flat disc he's holding! £15m? I wouldn't pay 50p.


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