The Unemployed Philosophers Guild is the maker of a plush toy line called Little Thinkers. It contains historical, artistic and literary figures such as Edgar Allan Poe, Leonardo Da Vinci, Nikola Tesla and others. However, among this collection is a very unique Vincent van Gogh plush toy.
For those who aren’t familiar with Van Gogh, he was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose works had far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. Van Gogh is — unfortunately — also famously known for cutting off his left ear and giving it to a prostitute as a gift of affection. (Some research now suggests he might’ve lost it in a duel.)
This Van Gogh plush toy, much like its namesake, also comes with a detachable left ear.
According to the description, “the tortured artist Vincent van Gogh can now be tortured just a little bit more.”
A perfect gift for an art lovers with an ironic sense of humour. You can have hours of twisted fun removing his ear and sticking it back on again. Or take the ear and give it to someone you care about.
The plush toy — and its detachable ear — can be yours for just US$18.95 and can be purchased here.