The Museum Singer Laren houses a collection of modern artworks amassed by the American couple Anna and William Singer, who had a villa in Laren where they received many artists and friends. In addition to their collection, which spans 1880 to 1950 and includes examples of Expressionism
, and other canonic modernist movements, the museum’s programming includes collaborations with major museums. Exhibitions on view at the Museum Singer Laren before COVID-19 forced its closure included collaborations with the Rijksmuseum
and the Zuiderzeemuseum.
The value of the stolen Van Gogh is unknown, according to the AP. The auction record for one of his paintings was set back in 1990 by Portrait du Dr. Gachet (1890), which sold for a then world record $82.5 million at a Christie’s sale in New York to Japanese businessman Ryoei Saito. Due to their increased visibility and compromised provenance, stolen works are virtually impossible to sell through galleries and auction houses, but may change hands for a fraction of their market value via black market channels.