The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh
What is the Painting Starry Night?
The Starry Night is an oil on canvas by the Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. Painted in June 1889, it depicts the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint-Rmy-de-Provence, just before sunrise, with the addition of an idealized village. It has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City since 1941, acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. It is regarded as among Van Gogh?s finest works, and is one of the most recognized paintings in the history of Western culture.
What is the size of Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh?
29 x 36 1/4″ (73.7 x 92.1 cm), oil on canvas
Where can I see Starry Night by van Gogh?
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
What floor of the MOMA is Starry Night on?
This work is on view on Floor 5, in a Collection Gallery
How much is the original Starry Night worth?
It is impossible to place a value on such a famous and treasured work of art, though other works by Van Gogh have sold for more than 80 million dollars at auction. As arguably Van Gogh?s most famous work of art, it is safe to estimate the value of Starry Night at well over 100 million dollars.It is important to remember, however, that there are multiple ways of assessing the value of a painting such as Starry Night. On one hand, like any work of art, it is worth what someone will pay for it. Since the painting was donated to the New York Museum of Modern Art, there is no benchmark of what was paid to acquire it to measure against in an effort to estimate its prospective appreciation. On the other hand, one could argue that a painting of such caliber is priceless, which means that no amount of money could compensate for its cultural and artistic significance.