The largest Van Gogh exhibition in Europe and America since the centenary of the artist’s death in 1990 opens in the northern Italian city of Vicenza on 7 October. Entitled Van Gogh: Between Wheat and Sky, it includes 124 works (86 drawings and 38 paintings) from the artist’s full career.
The Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, in the Netherlands, is the major lender, providing 113 works by Van Goghs in return for a substantial (and undisclosed) fee. A museum spokesman says the money will go into its general funds. Other lenders, most providing a single work by Van Gogh, include Edinburgh’s National Gallery of Scotland and Cologne’s Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud.