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Van Gogh's ear - Was it Gauguin'?

Interesting speculation about what happened to Van Gogh. I'm sure everyone is familiar with the story, and now a couple of historians say it may not have played out like we were taught.
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It wouldn't surprise me, since much of history hasn't appeared to be what we were taught.

The second story at least makes much more sense than the first, though I don't understand why they'd want to hide the truth.

It makes better copy to say that van Gogh cut off his own ear. Y'know, 'tortured artist' and all that.
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