“The Red Vineyard at Arles” was the only painting sold during the lifetime of Impressionist Vincent Van Gogh, despite his extraordinary artistic talents. One of Van Gogh’s (1853 – 1890) works auctioned for an incredible $82.5 million in 1990, yet this piece sold for only $1,600, compounding the troubles that plagued him. Anna Boch, herself an impressionist painter and the sister of one of Van Gogh’s friends, bought the artwork. After an evening stroll past a vineyard, Van Gogh painted this piece entirely from memory. Disregarding established theories regarding contrasting colors, Van Gogh expertly dominated the painting with daringly bright red and yellow.