Friday, 24 January 2014


This must be the art non-event of 2014. The National Gallery in London has borrowed Van Gogh's Sunflowers (1989, right) from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam to hang it alongside its own copy of Sunflowers (1988). The Sunflowers opens tomorrow and the Gallery expects huge crowds (CLICK). Van Gogh made at least five attempts at Sunflowers and still couldn't get it right. To call these daubs "masterpieces" is an insult to every botanical artist who ever lived. CLICK for a BBC video.


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