The painting has been hidden for… 100 years
A Van Gogh painting that was owned by a French family is being auctioned by Sotheby’s in March. The family, who bought the painting in 1920 for 1,000 USD, is now estimated to make around 10 Million USD.
It was unveiled at Sotheby’s gallery in Paris on Thursday, and will be displayed in Amsterdam and Hong Kong before returning to Paris for the auction!
Scène de rue à Montmartre was painted by Van Gogh in 1887, while he spent some time in Paris. It never been been exhibited, but was reproduced in black-and-white in catalogues.
The family hung the painting in a family office… can you imagine? We personally feel it at least deserved a living room slot..