. Van Gogh at 19 years of age Vincent van Gogh completed thousands of sketches and oil paintings. He sold only one, four months before his death, for 400 francs (about $100 dollars). He lived for 37 years before he shot himself in the chest in a wheat field and died in 1890.
Here is van Gogh’s “The Red Vineyard” , which sold for about $100.
I n 1987, how much was paid for one of his “ Sunflowers” paintings? Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers $39.9 M
In 1990, this painting was sold to a Japanese investor for? Vincent van Gogh’s Dr. Gachet & Irises $82.5 M In 1987, his Irises sold for? $53.9 M
. Vincent’s first cousin , “ Kee ”, who rejected his advances. Self portrait after Vincent cut off his ear lobe with a razor blade in a state of fury. He wrapped the ear lobe in a newspaper & gave it to a female friend in a brothel.
$71.5 million “ Little Vincent” [age 13] So – during Vincent’s life, there was “big supply but no demand.” Or in other words, after his death he became “ da man. ” But – after his death, there was “big demand but small supply.” Vincent van Gogh’s Self Portrait - 1889