Post Number: 500
|Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2003 - 9:15 am: |
In 1935, famed prankster Hugh Troy went into a Van Gogh exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and surreptitiously placed a glass case containing a piece of dried beef and attached a label explaining that it was Van Gogh's ear. Guards got wise to it when it became the most popular item in the exhibit.
Post Number: 274
|Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 - 6:36 pm: |
Drop it a bottle of Hill's and sell it for BIG BUCKS!
Rock over London, Rock on Chicago.
Pontiac - We build Excitement.
Post Number: 21
|Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 - 3:20 pm: |
It has already been sold on e-bay twice, but I don't remember the price. I saw Ishmael's head there too.
Post Number: 724
|Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 - 1:28 pm: |
If by some chance the ear had not been thrown out and remained in the jar of alcohol I wonder how much it could fetch at auction today?
Post Number: 497
|Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 - 8:32 am: |
Well, he's no Realist:
"Holding the open razor in his right hand, [van Gogh] had sliced through his left ear; starting high at the back and hacking downwards so that all the lower part of the ear had been chopped off. This had left part of the upper ear still attached as a hideous flap of flesh.
Van Gogh, then wrapped the ear in cloth and made his way to a favourite brothel where he presented this "present" to a prostitute. The police were called in and Van Gogh was subsequently hospitalized. The severed tissue of the ear was placed into a jar of alcohol in case it might be needed as evidence. Some months later it was thrown out."
Post Number: 117
|Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 - 3:07 am: |
Perhaps made for the new David Lynch Van Gogh biopic?