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From 9 February to 2 June 2002 there is an exhibition in the Van Gogh Museum on the friendship between Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin. They first met in 1886, and two years later their friendship culminated in their collaboration in Arles in the South of France. After nine weeks this ended in a quarrel. After Van Gogh had cut off part of his ear in a fit of insanity, Gauguin left. They never saw each other again.

The exhibition Van Gogh & Gauguin focuses on this brief friendship which was of such great importance to each. It is from this period that Van Gogh's famous sunflowers date. For the first time since 1888 the copy of the National Gallery in London will be exhibited, together with the later copy of the Van Gogh Museum, as well as the sunflowers of the Seiji Togo Memorial Yasuda Kasai Museum of Art in Tokio.
From 7 to 9 March 2002 the Van Gogh Museum hosts an international symposium to accompany the exhibition.

Books on Van Gogh and Gauguin can be found in the Catalogue of the Universiteit van Amsterdam. The Internet also has a lot of information on both of them. A good start for artists is The Voice of the Shuttle.


Last modified: 31 January 2002
Editor: Martien Versteeg
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