Potato Fact #29

Vincent van Gogh’s “The Potato Eaters” was meant to portray peasants who had “tilled the earth themselves with these hands they are putting in the dish” and thus “honestly earned their food.” The painting was stolen by art thieves twice: an early version from the Kröller-Müller Museum in 1988 and the final version from the Vincent van Gogh National Museum in 1991. Both paintings were recovered.