The gun, which could shoot van Gogh, sold for $182 000
ARTinvestment.RU   20 июня 2019

The rusted skeleton of the weapons found in the field in 1960-х years, almost 70 years after the mysterious death of the great Dutchman

we Must give the purchaser has made a final bid yesterday at the Paris auction AuctionArt - Rémy Le Fur & Associés. He has a rare power of suggestion. The fact that there is no solid proof that this rusty piece of metal is the remains of the ill-fated direct of the gun that van Gogh wore in the open air for raspugivali crow flocks. Yes, he was found, most likely, on the field where van Gogh was fatally wounded. Yes, the caliber matches the bullet taken out of his body. Yes, the condition of the revolver does not contradict the fact that he was on the field from 1890-х years. Oh, and on who he believes. At least these shaky evidence did not prevent the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam to put a rusty revolver as a important exhibit of the exhibition in 2016.

the circumstances surrounding the death of Vincent until the end and not clear. In the basic version of it, exhausted by mental illness, decided to commit suicide with a gunshot to the chest. Low-power cartridge and a bad angle of the shot is not allowed to complete the plan in place. The wounded artist is not repeated the attempt and got to the hotel and died the next day. His strange behavior before his death gave rise to the theory that van Gogh who-то shield. Perhaps the boys who for him go and that he could see the gun. Maybe if this was a random shot. And maybe that was what-то another accident or incident. And hardly anyone-то when-либо knows it for sure: neither the public nor the new owner of a strange artifact.

Vladimir Bogdanov, AI


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