Friday, September 13, 2013

what's in your attic?

Forget what's in your wallet. What's in your attic?

"Sunset at Montmajour," painted by Vincent van Gogh on July 4, 1888, but, and this is a big but, was recently discovered tucked away in an attic in Norway, part of the estate of Norwegian industrialist Christian Nicolai Mustad, who died thinking he had bought a fake in 1908.

A fake it is not.

No one could paint the outdoors with such intensity. No one could feel nature with such vibrant emotion.

I do not have an attic, so I've been rummaging around my basement looking for a long, lost masterpiece. So far? Just a lot of old clothes, Christmas decorations and crickets.

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