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FINDING VAN GOGH (English Version)

Städel Museum


In search of the legendary “Portrait of Dr Gachet”. The last great portrait by Vincent van Gogh disappeared from the public eye three decades ago. The podcast series FINDING VAN GOGH traces the painting’s eventful history – to get to the bottom of th...Show More


44:48 | Sep 12th, 2019

Johannes and the curator Alexander Eiling are standing in the Städel Museum’ storage room – in front of an empty picture frame. It is the frame that once held the “Portrait of Dr Gachet”, which was in...Show More
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Not quite the true crime mystery of Last Seen/Empty Frames but equally interesting. This 5 part minieseries explores the effort of a museum ...Show More

30:37 | Sep 12th, 2019

“In general when people don’t know where a painting is, they say it’s in a private collection in Switzerland. That’s the standard response.” Where is the “Portrait of Dr Gachet” now? Since the histor...Show More
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37:20 | Sep 12th, 2019

The “Portrait of Dr Gachet” has meanwhile changed owners thirteen times – and now it’s writing art market history. How did it come about: the historical auction where the painting broke all the price ...Show More

32:37 | Sep 12th, 2019

The “Portrait of Dr Gachet” is in storage in a granary in Berlin along with thousands of other confiscated artworks. Here it comes to the attention of one of the leading National Socialists: Hermann G...Show More

34:55 | Sep 12th, 2019

Frankfurt, Germany, 1905. Georg Swarzenski is appointed director of the Städel at the age of 30. He wants to open the richly traditional museum for exciting new art. In 1911, he purchases the “Portrai...Show More
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