FINDING VAN GOGH - THE STÄDEL PODCAST

WITH FINDING VAN GOGH THE STÄDEL IS PRESENTING ITS FIRST PODCAST

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In search of the legendary Portrait of Dr Gachet / Free of charge in German and English / Available on findingvangogh.comde, Spotify, Deezer, Apple and Google Podcasts

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The Städel Museum is presenting its first podcast: FINDING VAN GOGH. In five episodes and many voices, the series tells the eventful story of the legendary Portrait of Dr Gachet (1890), the last great portrait painting by Vincent van Gogh. In the podcast, the journalist Johannes Nichelmann meets with contemporary witnesses, experts and Van Gogh enthusiasts in Germany, France, London, New York and Switzerland. They talk about the painting’s execution, recall its history in the Nazi period and offer first-hand insights into the mechanisms of today’s art market. Not least importantly, the podcast examines the question of how an artwork and its artist can become a legend. FINDING VAN GOGH – the Städel’s new digital museum education offer – is available free of charge in German and English on findingvangogh.com and all the usual podcast platforms.

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Vincent van Gogh
Portrait of Dr Gachet, 1890
Oil on canvas
Private collection
Photo: Bridgeman Images

Vincent van Gogh, Portrait of Dr Gachet, 1890

The empty picture frame of Vincent van Gogh’s „Portrait of Dr Gachet“ in the storage room of the Städel Museum, 2001
Photo: Holde Schneider

The empty picture frame of Vincent van Gogh’s „Portrait of Dr Gachet“

Alice Ruben Faber (1866–1939) is one of the first owners of the “Portrait of Dr Gachet”. She is an artist, collector and art patron who lives in Copenhagen. The photograph that presumably shows her lying in bed pregnant with the unframed portrait on the night table beside her is the first known reproduction of Van Gogh’s likeness.
Picture: Anonymous, Alice Ruben Faber with Van Gogh's “Portrait of Dr Gachet”, 1897

Alice Ruben Faber (1866–1939)

Johannes Nichelmann (*1989) has been working as a free-lance reporter, author and moderator for public broadcasting, radio and television since 2008. He leads the way through the story of FINDING VAN GOGH.
Photo: Niklas Vogt

Johannes Nichelmann

Alexander Eiling (*1974) is the head of the Städel Museum’s collection of modern art and the curator of the exhibition MAKING VAN GOGH. He would have liked to show the “Portrait of Dr Gachet” in the exhibition.
Photo: Jakob Schmidt - Städel Museum

Alexander Eiling

Tomb of Vincent van Gogh, cemetery in Auvers-sur-Oise
Photo: Jakob Schmidt - Städel Museum

Tomb of Vincent van Gogh, cemetery in Auvers-sur-Oise

Iris Schmeisser (*1972) is a provenance researcher and the head of the Städel Museum’s historical archive. Her work focusses on the history of artworks and their changes of ownership, especially during the Nazi era.
Photo: Jakob Schmidt - Städel Museum

Iris Schmeisser

Christopher Burge worked for Christie’s from 1970 to 2012 and was considered one of its top auctioneers. He auctioned off eight of what, at that time, were the world’s ten most expensive artworks. In 1990 he also directed the auction in New York where the “Portrait of Dr Gachet” broke all the records.
Foto: Jakob Schmidt - Städel Museum

Christopher Burge

Photo: Städel Museum

FINDING VAN GOGH - THE STÄDEL PODCAST
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