Extra! Read Van Gogh's Own Words After Cutting Off His Ear! "The newly discovered article in a Parisian daily records important details. Le Petit Journal reported that Van Gogh used a razor. He then went to a 'house of ill repute', where he 'gave his ear in a folded piece of paper' to the doorkeeper. Van Gogh told the recipient: 'Take it, it will be useful'."
The Art Newspaper 09/04/13