YMMV / Vincent van Gogh

  • Never Live It Down: For the causal observer, Van Gogh is known only for cutting off his ear and "Starry Night."
  • Vindicated by History: One of the most well-known examples in the art-world, possibly in any from of media. Van Gogh sold exactly one painting in his entire life, and it wasn't until a series of memorial exhibitions his art was highly regarded. He is now generally considered one of the greatest artists who has ever lived.

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