Vincent Van-Gogh led a short, troubled life. He was born in 1853 in Holland, and died in France 37 years later. If Van-Gogh had been alive today with full copyrights of his paintings, he would have been richer than Spielberg.
Hell, this is a nice jar of sunflowers and a all-in-all a nice painting, but why is it considered one of the most expensive paintings in the history of art ? nobody knows, especially not the one-eared-and-now dead Vincent.