The easil can be opened and closed, and the picture has a real frame at the backside. The box with paints cannot be closed. He has some joints in the hips and shoulders.
There is another (smaller, cheaper) van Gogh figure out there, which is not as detailed, so make sure you get the right one if you want one.
This is the link where I got him: http://www.amazon.com/VINCENT-Fine-Arts-Action-Figure/dp/B000O8PBCA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426544799&sr=8-1&keywords=van+gogh+figure
This is a picture of the other one: http://cdn4.nerdapproved.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/vangoghaction.jpg?874fb4
Finally, there is also a 1:6 version but it is very expensive: http://serang.tistory.com/979
Here's an interview with the artist: http://redplanettoys.blogspot.de/2012/08/one-on-one-interview-with-serang-kim.html