Vincent van Gogh painting to be made public

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A Vincent van Gogh painting is to be made public for the first time.

The painting is called the Scène de rue à Montmartre and has been part of same French family’s private collection for more than a century.

The painting was completed by van Gogh in the spring of 1887.

The painting shows the celebrated Moulin de la Galette, on the hilltop overlooking the capital.

It was acquired by a French collector in 1920, it has remained in the same family ever since and never been shown in public before.

It will be exhibited in London, Amsterdam and Paris before being sold by Sotheby’s in March. It is expected to fetch between $8million and $13million New Zealand dollars.

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