Pistol that Van Gogh used to shoot himself sells for $145,000

The gun believed to be used by painter Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) to shoot himself on July 27, 1890, in Auvers-sur-Oise is presented by Drouot auction house in Paris, France, June 14, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

PARIS (Reuters) – The gun Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have used to commit suicide in France in 1890, shooting himself in the chest after years of mental anguish, sold for 130,000 euros ($145,700) at auction in Paris on Wednesday. An anonymous phone bidder took home the Lefaucheux revolver, its casing heavily […]

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