Van Gogh Reproduction In Goodland Getting Facelift

By: AP, Posted by Chelsey Moran
By: AP, Posted by Chelsey Moran

GOODLAND, Kan. (AP) _ Goodland's landmark reproduction of Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflower picture is getting a facelift.

Canadian artist Cameron Cross is repairing the damage caused by more than a decade of Kansas weather to the reproduction ``Three Sunflowers in a Vase.''

Cross installed the 24-foot-by-32-foot reproduction, on top of an 80-foot easel, near Interstate 70 in 2000.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/Nxe2EX ) that since then, the reproduction has become one of the most well-known pieces of public art in Kansas. People traveling nearby on the interstate often stop and take pictures.

Cross' goal is to reproduce all seven of van Gogh's sunflower paintings in seven countries. So far, he's installed others in Canada and Australia.

He says it will take at least two weeks to repair Goodland's painting.


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