A letter written by the impressionist artists Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, sold for € 210.6 thousand, reported the Paris auction house Drouot.
The message is addressed to a common friend of artists Emile Bernard (also a painter), it was sent from Arles, where van Gogh and Gauguin worked together, in early November 1888. The senders wrote the parts of the document one by one.
Vag Gogh writes about his views on contemporary art and assures that new artists will appear in tropical countries. Gauguin urges the addressee to ignore the excessive emotional reflections of the friend, but reports that he shares the delight of the tropics and intends to go there.
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