The man who cried 'Van Gogh' proved right after all

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When Dirk Hannema declared he had discovered a previously unknown Van Gogh painting in 1975, he became the laughing stock of the art world.

But 25 years after his death, Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum has said the notorious fantasist was right after all.

Yesterday experts said the anonymous work he bought for for 6,500 francs from a Paris dealer was almost certainly by the Dutch master.

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