Gun Said to Have Killed Van Gogh Sells for $145,000 at Auction

In 1890, the Dutch painter was shot in his chest in a village in northern France.

The gun that may have killed artist Vincent van Gogh sold for $145,000 at auction earlier this week. 

In 1890, the Dutch painter was shot in his chest in a village in northern France. He died from his wounds two days later at a nearby inn. 

A pocket revolver found in nearby fields 70 years later is thought to be the weapon that did it. 

While it is widely believed that he shot himself, authors of a 2011 biography claim that he was shot by a couple of local boys. 

The gun was bought by an unidentified buyer. 

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