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THE MAGDEBURG MASTERPIECE MAY HAVE BEEN BURNED AT THE END OF HOSTILITIES—BUT SOME BELIEVE IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN LOOTED AND SURVIVED.

7FAB86E0 FF0C 47E8 B486 23F889EC65C1Vincent van Gogh’s The Artist on the Road to Tarascon (1888), learn more about the artist, here

Vincent van Gogh’s most unusual self-portrait is assumed to have been destroyed by fire in the last days of the Second World War, but it could have been looted—and might still survive. The blaze took place underground, almost half a kilometre below the surface.

Read more on The Art Newspaper:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/amp/blog/hunt-for-a-van-gogh-self-portrait-lost-deep-in-a-salt-mine

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