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Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ to show in Japan during Tokyo 2020 Olympics

/ 05:52 PM January 13, 2019

The National Gallery in London has announced that a group of its works will be making their way to Japan in time for the Tokyo Olympic Games, including a Vincent Van Gogh “Sunflowers” painting that will be seen in the country for the first time.

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Vincent van Gogh, “Sunflowers,” 1888. Image: Courtesy of The National Gallery, London

That work, which Van Gogh painted in 1888, will go on display in Tokyo, then Osaka, as one of around 60 works in a traveling exhibition whose scope ranges from the Italian Renaissance to the start of the 20th century.

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The loan comprises the largest selection of paintings from the National Gallery’s collection to tour internationally in the institution’s almost-200-year history.

“Sunflowers” and the rest of the loaned works will be on view at the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo from March 3 to June 14, 2020, before heading to Osaka’s National Museum of Art, where they’ll be shown from July 7 to October 18.

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