One theory as to how Vincent Van Gogh’s ear wasย cut of is that he and Paul Gauguin Room mate at the timeย and fellow artist were fighting over a prostitute. It’s unknown if he or Gauguin chopped it off but either way Van Gogh wrapped it up in cloth and gave it to the lucky lady. ย If she would have kept it she could have millions.

Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1889, oil on canvas, 60 x 49 cm (Courtauld Galleries, London)

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