CNN style Arts | Unseen Vincent van Gogh painting of Paris goes on public display for the first time

A painting of Paris by Vincent van Gogh, which has almost never been seen by the public after being stashed within a French family’s private collection for more than a century, has finally been unveiled.

“Street scene in Montmartre” was painted in the spring of 1887, three years before the Dutch master is believed to have died by suicide.

It shows Parisians walking through a rural and sparse landscape in Montmartre, a historic district which today is one of the city’s most popular destinations.

The painting is set to go on public display for the first time, before being sold at auction in Paris. It is expected to fetch between 5 million euros and 8 million euros ($6 million and $9.7 million) when it goes under the hammer in March.  –read more