By Walt Hickey Letter A letter written by Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin to their French colleague Emile Bernard in late 1888 has sold at auction for €210,600. The letter was written just weeks before the breakdown that somewhat notoriously left Van Gogh down an ear, and was heretofore the most significant known document written by the painter that remained in private hands. Later this year the letter will go on display in Amsterdam at the Van Gogh Museum, where visitors will get to read a note detailing two dudes getting rowdy in a new town, how they rented an apartment, how they hung out in brothels and how maybe they would go there to work and paint. Anyway, great news for artists currently in their dissolute youth, save those drunk texts they might be worth something someday.
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