I know that in this world of technology, the appreciation for art has been declining. But one artist that can not be denied admiration is Vincent Van Gogh, one of the most prolific artists of all time. The Detroit Institute of Arts has just announced a major exhibition of the work of artist Vincent van Gogh. This is important for the fact that the Detroit Institute of Arts is the first American public museum to purchase a Vincent van Gogh painting.

According to the ToledoBlade: Van Gogh in America opens June 21st and will remain on public display through Sept. 27. It is a showing of about 65 van Gogh paintings and works on paper that exemplify the early recognition of the artist’s work in America. The show includes Self-Portrait, a piece painted by van Gogh in 1887 that the DIA acquired in 1922. Van Gogh is one of the most iconic painters of all time, and was virtually unknown as an artist when he passed away 1890, at only 37 years old. 130 years later and he's still one of the greatest.

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