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PAINTER CUT HIS EAR ON THIS DAY IN 1888

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Vincent Van Gogh (1853 – 1890)  Painting by Australian artist John Russell.          

On December 23, 1888, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, suffering from
severe depression, cuts off the lower part of his left ear with a razor    
while staying in Arles, France.  He later documented the event in a
painting titled Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear. Today, Van Gogh is
regarded as an artistic genius and his masterpieces sell for record-
breaking prices; however, during his lifetime, he was a poster boy
for tortured starving artists and sold only one painting.
    


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A self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh with a bandaged ear. On
display in the
en:Courtauld Gallery.

An image of a large opened bible on a table top
Still Life with Open Bible, Extinguished Candle and Novel also Still
Life with Bible
, 1885.

An expansive painting of a wheatfield, with a footpath going through the centre underneath dark and forbidding skies, through which a flock of black crows fly.
Wheatfield with Crows, 1890.

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COMIC STRIPS BEING AUCTIONED WEEKLY

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DALLAS (AP) — Cartoonist Jim Davis (above) is offering up more than 11,000 “Garfield” comic strips hand-drawn on paper in an auction that will stretch
into the coming years, with at least a couple of strips featuring the always-
hungry orange cat with a sardonic sense of humor available weekly.

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions began offering up the strips in August. The
auction house is selling two daily strips each week, along with longer
Sunday strips being offered during the large-scale auctions throughout
the year.

The strips span from the launch of “Garfield” in 1978 to 2011, when Davis
began drawing the strip digitally. He says he still draws it by hand but now
it’s with a stylus on a tablet instead of on paper with a pencil, pen and brush.

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June, 1978

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BUYER PEELS OFF BIG BUCKS FOR BANANA

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(FoxNews) – An odd piece of artwork that consists of a banana duct-taped to
a wall
has sold for $120,000 at a Miami art fair. The piece, titled "The
Comedian," was created by Italian artist  Maurizio Cattelan.

Two of the three editions of the banana artwork sold for $120,000 at the Art
Basel Miami festival and a third is expected to fetch $150,000.

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Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan is known for his satirical
sculptures.

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BACK TO SCHOOL IN 1935 ~

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First Day of School by Norman Rockwell, The Saturday
Evening Post, September 14, 1935.

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Norman Percevel Rockwell
(February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978)

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OSCAR-WINNING ANIMATOR HAS DIED AT 86

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Richard Edmund Williams (March 19, 1933 – August 16, 2019)

LONDON (AP) — Richard Williams, a Canadian-British animator whose work
on the bouncing cartoon bunny in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (1988) helped
blur the boundaries between the animated world and our own, has died. His 
daughter, Natasha Sutton Williams, said the Oscar-winning artist died from
 
cancer at his home in Bristol, England on Friday.

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