Van Gogh expected to fetch between $50 million-$70 million at auction

“Landscape Under a Stormy Sky" on the left and "Portrait Of Dr Gachet."
“Landscape Under a Stormy Sky” on the left and “Portrait Of Dr Gachet.”

For a guy who chopped his own ear off and hardly sold any paintings in his lifetime, Vincent Van Gogh seems to have done something right.

One of his paintings, “Landscape Under a Stormy Sky,” which he painted in 1889, is expected to fetch between $50 million and $70 million at Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale happening on November 5th.  Though that’s a whole lotta money, it won’t be the most expensive of his paintings to ever sell; that honor would belong to “Portrait Of Dr Gachet,” which sold at Christie’s in New York in 1990 for $82.5 million. Let’s see if Sotheby’s, the rival auction house, will be able to beat them!

In addition to the Van Gogh, the sale will also feature the Picasso work “Nude With Crossed Legs” from his “Blue Period” (high school art history flash backs, anyone?), which is expected to sell for $8 million to $10 million.