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When opportunity has knocked, art thieves often have a preference for works of art attributed to Vincent Van Gogh

When opportunity has knocked, art thieves have often had a preference for works of art attributed to Vincent Van Gogh. But just how many artworks by Vincent van Gogh have been stolen? Van Gogh, who in his lifetime only sold one painting, has long commanded substantial figures in the contemporary art world. Eight of his masterpieces are ranked among the world's 50 most expensive works of art ever sold.
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