Saturday, February 27, 2016

This van Gogh doll comes with a removable left ear

When you think of a normal typical doll you probably conjure up visions of Barbie, a Care Bear, or a Strawberry Shortcake. But not all dolls are charming. Some are scary, some are bizarre, and others are down right brilliant—like this angry Vincent van Gogh doll. It's available from The Unemployed Philosophers Guild for $19, and like their other Little Thinker dolls, Vincent stands 11 inches tall. But what makes it totally unique is that the left ear can be removed and reattached.

Well, this actually makes a lot of sense. As the story goes, the Dutch painter allegedly cut off his own ear after a dispute with fellow artist Paul Gauguin, and gave it to a whore at their favorite brothel. "The tortured artist Vincent van Gogh can now be tortured just a little bit more," reads the doll description. "We have to admit this is an uncommon doll, but Vincent van Gogh was pretty uncommon, himself."

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