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  • Museum unconvinced by new Van Gogh death theory

    Two American authors believe Vincent van Gogh was fatally shot by two teenagers and did not die from self-inflicted wounds, but the new theory won a skeptical reception Monday from experts at the museum dedicated to the 19th century Dutch master.

  • This self-portrait of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh is dated 1887. (AP Photo/Van Gogh Museum)

    Museum unconvinced by new van Gogh death theory

    Two American authors believe artist Vincent van Gogh was fatally shot by two teenagers and did not die from self-inflicted wounds, but the new theory won a skeptical reception Monday from experts at the museum dedicated to the 19th-century Dutch master.

  • A self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh was painted in 1887. Experts at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam say they are not convinced by a new biography published this week that the celebrated 19th-century Dutch artist was accidentally fatally shot by two teenagers. (Associated Press)

    Two American authors say Van Gogh was fatally shot

    Two American authors believe Vincent van Gogh was fatally shot by two teenagers and did not die from self-inflicted wounds, but the new theory won a skeptical reception Monday from experts at the museum dedicated to the 19th-century Dutch artist.

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  • Standing near a blank space on the wall where Van Gogh's final work, the 1890 painting "Wheatfield with Crows," had hung just minutes earlier, Curator Leo Jansen described in brief the treatment the paintings would undergo.

    Dutch Van Gogh Museum closes, masterpieces moved →

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