Walter Paul Bebirian

Imagine it is 1890 – Vincent Van Gogh has either ended his own life or it has been ended for him by someone else *(I think there are still some questions about this) and all of his paintings have been sent to his brother – who unfortunately dies soon after –
what would you give to have a chance at purchasing his paintings at that point in time at the low prices that might have been charged at that time?
after a life of only 37 years he had a large body of work all of which are valued a great deal more than they would ever be paid for originally and yet the artists of today except for a few with some marketing genius behind them – are all selling or not selling for a pittance compared to what they might be selling for later on down the line a few years from now –
does it make sense not to invest in such work today ?