CSI Auvers-sur-Oise: The van Gogh Case

CSI Auvers-sur-Oise: The van Gogh Case

CBS “60 Minutes” just re-broadcast a story about a claim that painter Vincent van Gogh was murdered in 1890, and did not commit suicide as believed. Authors Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith write that the artist was shot by two teenagers. Their theory is based on century-old accounts, not forensic evidence. Art world authorities who are not selling books on the topic discount the theory.

Vincent van Gogh was found shot in a field in Auvers-sur-Oise on July 27, 1890, died two days later, and is buried in the small town.


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Image (“Night Shift, after van Gogh”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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