2 versions of Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' go on show

LONDON (AP) — Two versions of Vincent Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" are going on display side-by-side in London.

One is owned by Britain's National Gallery, the other by Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, which has loaned its painting to London for an exhibition. The Dutch artist's depictions of the bright yellow flowers, painted in the south of France in 1888, are among his most popular works.

The two versions on show in London were displayed together in Amsterdam last year. Three others exist, in Tokyo, Munich and Philadelphia. National Gallery director Nicholas Penny said Friday that the exhibition would "help those for whom the paintings by Van Gogh are compelling images to understand how they were made — and made again — and out of what materials."

The exhibition runs from Saturday to April 27.

Related Headlines

  • Nearly extinct lily stolen from London garden

    A minuscule, nearly extinct water lily has been stolen from London's Royal Botanic Gardens, officials said Monday. Britain's Metropolitan Police said the flower theft took ... 

  • Giles favorite to replace Flower for England tests

    England is set to return to having one coach in charge of the three international formats, making Ashley Giles the favorite to replace the departed Andy Flower at the head of ... 

  • Stolen Gauguin on Sicily kitchen wall for years

    A Paul Gauguin still life stolen from a wealthy collector's home in Britain decades ago has been recovered after hanging for 40 years in a Sicilian autoworker's kitchen. 

  • Andy Flower, Graeme Swann

    Flower steps down as England coach

    Andy Flower quit as head coach of England's test team on Friday in the wake of a humiliating Ashes whitewash by Australia, ending a five-year reign in which he oversaw the ...