Artist Mike Mak decided that the story of Van Gogh cutting his ear off would best be remembered as a mug. The Dear Van Gogh mug is made of silicone, so the ear can be twisted, pulled and otherwise mishandled.
Mike Mak obviously has a sense of humor about his Dear Van Gogh mug. His comments on the piece are below. If Van Gogh were alive today, who knows what he would say about this mug, but certainly the mug would be listening.