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The London launch of the Editions collection was marked by a ceremony presided over by the artist's great grand-nephew Willem van Gogh.

The pictures are on display in London until March 11 at Devonshire Club and have been created by distributor Tribute International Amsterdam and Fujifilm Belgium. The technology recreates the texture and colour of the oil paintings and takes up to seven months to create.

The Amsterdam museum authorised, certified and numbered the limited edition of 260 of each of the nine paintings selected.

It is selling 210 of each of the nine oil paintings and fifty will stay with the museum for research purposes. 

Van Gogh Legacy

Diederick van Eck, chief executive of Tribute, said: “The museum lives from sales of tickets. But it needed other services to maintain the original collection to continue the legacy of van Gogh.”

The paintings include Almond Blossom, which was painted for the birth of Van Gogh’s nephew and the famous Sunflowers.

The collection was first unveiled in 2015 after seven years of development.

Van Eck said half of the collection has now sold and it expects the remainder to sell over the next 18 months.

Willem van Gogh said: “Many of van Gogh works are either not affordable or not available... These are the second best option to owning a van Gogh.”

Prices are in the region of £22,000 plus tax.

The nine paintings are:

Almond Blossom, Sunflowers, The Harvest, Wheatfield under Thunderclouds, Boulevard de Clichy, Undergrowth, The Bedroom, Fishing Boats on the Beach at Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and Landscape at Twilight.