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Some of Vincent van Gogh's most famous works are his Sunflower series. Sunflowers had a special significance for van Gogh. Yellow was van Gogh's favorite color. Yellow, for him, was an emblem of happiness, in Dutch literature, the sunflower was a symbol of devotion and loyalty.
On March 31, 1987 Japanese insurance magnate Yasuo Goto paid about US$ 40 million for van gogh's Still Life: Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers at auction at Christie's London, at the time a record-setting amount for a work of art.