This section will feature recent stories in the news related specifically to Vincent van Gogh. Older, archived stories also appear at the end of the listings. Click on the dates for more details.
- 19 March 2012
Previously rejected Van Gogh painting now proven authentic.
- 24 June 2011
Van Gogh Museum to close for renovations.
- 21 June 2011
Van Gogh self-portrait actually his brother.
- 2 February 2011
Van Gogh's sunflower paintings turning brown.
- 21 August 2010
Van Gogh painting from Cairo museum.
- 25 February 2010
Previously unknown Van Gogh painting authenticated.
- 23 December 2009
Yale University defends its ownership of Van Gogh painting.
- 14 December 2009
Canadian sues Swiss collection over Van Gogh drawing.
- 5 December 2009
Two Van Gogh works seized in Italy.
- 29 June 2009
Vote for the preservation of the sexton’s house in Van Gogh's native village of Zundert.
- 25 March 2009
Yale University takes legal action to retain Van Gogh painting.
- 12 September 2008
Official opening of the Vincent van GoghHuis in Zundert (the Netherlands).
- 30 July 2008
New technology reveals unknown Van Gogh work under painting.
- 6 May 2008
New drawing by Van Gogh discovered.
- 19 February 2008
Two stolen paintings, including a Van Gogh, recovered in Zurich.
- 10 February 2008
Van Gogh painting stolen in Zurich.
- 3 August 2007
Australian painting no longer attributed to Van Gogh.
- 18 May 2007
U.S. appeals court rules that Elizabeth Taylor will keep her Van Gogh painting.
- 6 August 2006
The authenticity of an Australian Van Gogh painting is questioned (editorial)
- 26 June 2006
The Van Gogh Museum acquires 55 letters from Vincent van Gogh to artist Anthon van Rappard.
- 16 March 2006
A Van Gogh painting, stolen seven years ago, is returned to its owner.
- 8 April 2005
Two men, convicted of stealing two paintings from the Van Gogh Museum, have been sentenced.
- February, 2005
A British Museum appeals to the public in the search for a stolen Japanese print that once belonged to Van Gogh.
- 2 November 2004
Theo van Gogh murdered in Amsterdam.
- 26 July 2004
Two men have been jailed in connection with the 2002 robbery at the Van Gogh Museum.
- 26 May 2004
Elizabeth Taylor is suing three people who question her legal claim on a Van Gogh painting.
- 11 March 2004
The few remaining remnants of the house where Van Gogh was born may soon be torn down.
- 12 February 2004
Progress made in the investigation of the 2002 robbery at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.
- 22 January 2004
A previously known letter by Vincent van Gogh, the first new letter found in fourteen years, is sent on temporary loan to the Van Gogh Museum.
- 17 December 2003
"The Monkey," an art thief wanted in connection with the robbery at the Van Gogh Museum is arrested in Spain.
- 21 June 2003
The Van Gogh Museum has offered a reward for information about the two paintings stolen on 7 December 2002.
- 28 April 2003
Stolen Van Gogh watercolour quickly recovered in Manchester.
- 11 March 2003
The Auberge Ravoux, the inn where Van Gogh died, reopens after a four month closure.
- 9 February 2003
"Previously unknown" Van Gogh painting sold at auction in Japan actually a long-recognized Van Gogh work. Publicity generated by Japanese press suspicious.
- 7 December 2002
Two paintings from Vincent van Gogh's early period were stolen this morning from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
- 24 October 2002
The ferryhouse in Nieuw Amsterdam in the province of Drenthe, where the painter Vincent van Gogh stayed for two months in 1883, has been renovated and brought back in its old state.
- 16 July 2001
The Van Gogh Museum announces an international competition for the translation into English of the complete letters of Vincent van Gogh.
- April, 2001
The hunt begins for nearly 100 missing Van Gogh letters.
- 20 September 2000
The Van Gogh 'Big Easel' project begins its latest phase in Kansas.
- 15 June 2000
For the first time ever, 100% of the Van Gogh letters are now available online.
- 5 May 2000
A Paris court has ruled that Vincent van Gogh's controversial painting Garden in Auvers is, in fact, genuine.
- 24 June 1999
The Van Gogh Museum reopens in Amsterdam after extensive renovations and expansion.
- 3 June 1999
The National Gallery in Berlin announces that it will return a Van Gogh sketch, wrongfully seized by the Nazis, to its rightful owner.
- 15 May 1999
The Willow, an early Van Gogh painting, has been stolen from a bank in Den Bosch, The Netherlands.
- 19 November 1998
A rarely seen Van Gogh self-portrait sells at auction in New York at more than triple the expected price.
- 5 July 1998
One Cézanne and two Van Gogh paintings, stolen six weeks ago in Rome, were successfully recovered today and returned to the National Gallery of Modern Art. Police arrested eight people, including a guard from the Gallery.
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