CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 12, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Vincent Van Gogh's "Irises" being auctioned for record 54 million reported Other Van Gogh works recently auctioned mentioned. Report introduced.
(Arles, France: Doug Tunnell) French artist Vincent Van Gogh's life and artistic genius featured. Van Gogh's home, Arles, France, said only now planning exhibit of his work; details given, scenes shown. [Van Gogh specialist Jennifer LACOTE -says the people of the town shunned Van Gogh and thought he was a mad man.] [Jeanne CALMONT - remembers Van Gogh as a drunkard and a frighteningly rude man.] [LACOTE - remarks on sadness of neglecting such genius.] Places Van Gogh painted being torn down reported Van Gogh's being committed to insane asylum and this being the Van Gogh art ctr. discussed; details given, scenes shown. [LACOTE - says Van Gogh was disturbed but harmless and was shamefully treated.] Arles noted taking 100 years to recognize Van Gogh's brilliance.
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