Art: Fake?

In his hot and harried lifetime, Vincent Van Gogh painted some 800 pictures. Was one of them the candlelit, unfinished self-portrait in the collection of Cinemagnate William Goetz? The artist's nephew and Amsterdam Museum Director Jonkheer WJ.H.B. Sandberg thought not (TIME, June 6). On the other hand, Van Gogh Experts Jacob Bart de la Faille and Paul Gachet thought it was. To settle the matter, Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum, which had on display the most comprehensive Van Gogh exhibition ever seen in the U.S., picked a jury of American experts: Museum Men Alfred Barr Jr., James Plaut, George Stout and Sheldon Keck.

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