'Almond Blossoms' by Vincent Van Gogh (after), 2022
Officially licensed figure by Be@rbrick x Medicom Toy.
Based on the artist's original work from 1890.
Officially licensed by the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.
400% figure (11 Inches tall) +
100% figure (2.8 Inches tall)
11.7 x 7.9 x 4.7 Inches (box)
Collectible hydro-dipped designer vinyl figure set.
Limited Edition (Sold Out).
New in original, unopened box.
Medicom Toy tamper-proof hologram decal on reverse.
ABOUT THE ART
Large blossom branches like this against a blue sky were one of Van Gogh’s favourite subjects. Almond trees flower early in the spring making them a symbol of new life. Van Gogh borrowed the subject, the bold outlines and the positioning of the tree in the picture plane from Japanese printmaking.
The painting was a gift for his brother Theo and sister-in-law Jo, who had just had a baby son, Vincent Willem. In the letter announcing the new arrival, Theo wrote: ‘As we told you, we’ll name him after you, and I’m making the wish that he may be as determined and as courageous as you.’ Unsurprisingly, it was this work that remained closest to the hearts of the Van Gogh family. Vincent Willem went on to found the Van Gogh Museum.