"Vase With Daisies and Poppies," a Vincent van Gogh still life assumed to have been painted in 1890 during the last weeks of the artist's life, will be auctioned Nov. 14 by Christie's, New York.
The painting, which depicts poppies, blue cornflowers and daisies casually displayed is a vase that is sitting on a pinkish-white tabletop, is expected to bring in $12 million to $16 million, according to Christie's officials.
The painting was a partial gift to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery from George F. Goodyear in 1962. Sixty-five percent of proceeds from the sale will benefit the gallery's acquisition fund, and will be used to further strengthen its holdings in modern and contemporary art.
The museum is especially known for its concentration of modern and postwar art from all over the world, particularly in contemporary American art.