One theory as to how Vincent Van Gogh’s ear was cut of is that he and Paul Gauguin Room mate at the time 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.  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)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s