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  • 'The Scream' Appears in a Tree Stump

    07/01/2014 6:21:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    “I felt as though a vast, endless scream passed through nature,” painter Edvard Munch famously wrote. But he didn't mean it quite as literally as this. 'Scream' tree brings angst to US Christmas (04 Dec 13) Scream loses place as priciest painting (13 Nov 13) Hundreds gather to 'scream' in Munch tribute (15 Aug 13) Munch Museum sees 40 percent surge in visitors (31 Jul 13) "I was just having a walk along the river here, and I just happened to stumble over this stump," Kjell Marius Mathisen, who works with cultural heritage for Oppland county council, told The Local....
  • Harvard approves BDSM club

    11/29/2012 11:38:18 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    College Insurrection ^ | 11-29-12 | W. A. Jacobson
    “The Harvard Munch” Because Orgasm Seminars are not enough. And Incest Fest is so yesterday. The logical next step was official recognition of a BDSM Club: It started last October with a meal in Currier dining hall with a handful of friends who shared something in common: an affinity for kinky sex. More than a year after the group first began informally meeting over meals to discuss issues and topics relating to kinky sex, Harvard College Munch has grown from seven to about 20 members and is one of 15 student organization that will be approved by the Committee on...
  • Edvard Munch's "The Scream" fetches $120M at auction

    05/02/2012 7:00:17 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    CBS ^ | May 2, 2012
    One of the art world's most recognizable images — Edvard Munch's "The Scream" — sold Wednesday for a record $119,922,500 at auction in New York City. The 1895 artwork — a modern symbol of human anxiety — was sold at Sotheby's. The buyer's name was not released. The previous record for an artwork sold at auction was $106.5 million for Picasso's "Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust," sold by Christie's in 2010. The image has become part of pop culture, "used by everyone from Warhol to Hollywood to cartoons to teacups and T-shirts," said Michael Frahm of the London-based art advisory...
  • Iconic "Scream" to be Offered at Auction

    04/25/2012 1:52:07 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 41 replies
    I just realized one of Edvard Munch's "Screams" is being offered at auction at Sotheby's in NYC on May 2. I'm not much of a fan of this sort of "art" but this is a BIG deal. According to Wikipedia, there are four versions of The Scream. The one being offered is the pastel version. The image below is one copied from the Sotheby's catalog and differs slightly from others available I might have linked to. The Sotheby's catalog indicates that the estimated price for this piece is available on request. The Wikipedia article notes that this item is expected...
  • Norwegian police find Munch's "The Scream"

    08/31/2006 9:27:03 AM PDT · by Vaquero · 84 replies · 3,066+ views
    Reuters/yahoo ^ | 08-31-06
    Norwegian police find Munch's "The Scream" 33 minutes ago OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian police recovered "The Scream" and another stolen masterpiece by Edvard Munch on Thursday, two years after the works were seized from a museum by gunmen. "We are 100 percent certain they are the originals," police chief Iver Stensrud told a news conference. "The damage was much less than feared." "The Scream" depicts a terrified figure under a blood-red sky. The other, "Madonna," shows a bare-breasted woman with long black hair.
  • Stolen Munch Paintings Are Recovered

    08/31/2006 5:55:48 PM PDT · by mathprof · 29 replies · 620+ views
    new york times ^ | 8/31/06 | WALTER GIBBS
    Edvard Munch’s paintings “The Scream” and “Madonna,” which two armed robbers yanked from the wall of a museum here in August 2004, were recovered in relatively good condition in Norway today. No new arrests were made today, and the case remains far from solved, although three of six men charged in the theft were found guilty earlier this year of minor roles. The police said little after confirming that the late-19th-century Expressionist pictures were safe. But Norwegians rejoiced in the return of two of their most treasured artworks. “We’re open for Champagne tonight to anyone who wants to come by...
  • Six Charged With 'The Scream' Theft

    12/19/2005 5:28:17 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 642+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-19-2005
    Six charged with The Scream theft The Scream was stolen in a daylight raid in August 2004 Six people have been charged in Oslo in connection with the theft of Edvard Munch's painting The Scream. The masterpiece, along with another work, Madonna, was taken in a daylight raid on the Norwegian capital's Munch Museum in August 2004. Neither work has been seen since, despite an international search and the offer of a reward. Five people are charged with theft, one is charged with receiving stolen goods. They will stand trial in February. None of the six people has been identified....
  • FBI launches 'most wanted' list of stolen art

    12/02/2005 6:34:55 AM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 46 replies · 3,761+ views
    CTV ^ | 12/2/05 | News Staff
    The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has a new "most wanted" list. This one's not for criminals, but for art. After much analysis, the bureau has come up with its list of the top 10 art crimes, and it's asking the public for help in solving them. FBI investigators are on the hunt for Rembrandts, Renoirs, stolen treasures from Iraq, two Van Goghs, and Munch's "The Scream." "We see ties to organized crime," FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker told reporters in Washington. "There have been reported ties to everything from the insurgency in Iraq to some theories that some of...
  • Thieves steal fake Munch artworks

    08/03/2005 8:09:29 AM PDT · by george wythe · 22 replies · 532+ views
    BBC ^ | Aug 3 2005
    Masked thieves in Norway have stolen what they thought were three Edvard Munch paintings - but which turned out to be worthless copies. Two unarmed men burst into Oslo's Hotel Continental, threatened staff and removed three pictures from the walls. But the hotel had swapped the originals with duplicates after two real Munch works were stolen from the Munch Museum in the city almost a year ago.
  • Munch masterpieces destroyed?

    04/28/2005 2:35:50 PM PDT · by aculeus · 91 replies · 1,629+ views
    Aftenposten (Norway) ^ | April 28, 2005 | Unsigned
    The Munch masterpieces "The Scream" and "Madonna" have been incinerated, according to newspaper Dagbladet, citing criminal sources and a top secret police report. The paper claimed Thursday that the paintings were destroyed in order to get rid of damning evidence as the police investigation closes in on the culprits behind the robbery. Investigation leader Iver Stensrud of the Oslo police said he had no knowledge of the supposedly secret report acknowledging the destruction of the paintings. "This is completely unknown to Oslo police. I basically have no comment and normally we do not use Dagbladet as a reliable source here...
  • Norway - Police arrest suspect in theft of Munch painting "The Scream"

    04/08/2005 11:20:09 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 502+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | April 8, 2005
    Inquire into the flight of the "Cry" of Edvard Munch: a stopped man OSLO - the Norwegian police force apprehended Friday a man suspected of having taken part in the flight of the "Cry", celebrates it table of Edvard Munch stolen to Oslo last year, and was said optimistic on its capacity to find it. "a man of about thirty years was stopped Friday after-midiet accused for participation in the armed robbery perpetuated with the Munch museum on August 22, 2004", indicated the police force of Oslo in an official statement. "the tables ' Cri' and ' Madone' for...
  • Recent Arrests Could Bring Police Closer to Solving "The Scream" Heist

    04/08/2005 4:58:38 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies · 311+ views
    yahoo news/AP ^ | Apr 7,2005
    Recent aArrests Could Bring Police Closer to Solving "The Scream" Heist Thu Apr 7,2005 OSLO (AFP) - Norwegian police said that a number of recent arrests of Norwegian criminals could bring them closer to tracking down Edvard Munch's world-renowned masterpieces "The Scream" and "Madonna" that were stolen from an Oslo art museum last August. "We can't rule out that the recent arrests will give us a helping hand," Iver Stensrud, who heads the Oslo police organized crime unit, told AFP. "The criminal underworld is limited in Oslo and in Norway and everyone works with everyone, everyone knows everyone," he pointed...
  • Police raid discovers stolen Munch art (Norway)

    03/08/2005 1:34:51 AM PST · by franksolich · 7 replies · 384+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | March 8, 2005 | tr. Nina Berglund
    Police raid recovers stolen Munch artdEight young men and a woman were in custody on Tuesday, suspected of stealing two lithographs and a watercolour by famed Norwegian artist Edvard Munch from a luxury hotel just 20 hours earlier. The stolen artwork was also in the hands of police, seized after a dramatic raid in Oslo Monday night.Quick police action and tips from neighbors led to the raid on a flat in Oslo's Kampen district. Several of the nine persons arrested have police records, mostly involving robberies of mobile telephones and local stores.Police stressed to newspaper Aftenposten that none of those...
  • Munch Bust Returns

    12/03/2004 12:45:56 PM PST · by Red Badger · 1 replies · 250+ views
    Aftenposten - Norway ^ | 12/03/2004 | Johnathan Tisdall
    The bust of Edvard Munch near his grave in Oslo has now returned, as mysteriously as when it was sawn off and stolen in November. In mid-November a passerby notified authorities that the bust of Munch was gone. PHOTO: MORTEN HOLM - SCANPIX Related stories: Munch head stolen - 19.11.2004 Munch Museum can become 'secret' - 12.11.2004 Munch Museum to remain closed - 04.11.2004 Possible lead in Munch robbery - 15.10.2004 No progress in Munch theft case - 01.10.2004 Munch Museum security a shambles - 25.08.2004 Museum directors defend their security - 24.08.2004 Lack of security shocks police - 23.08.2004...
  • Edvard Munch - The Freize of Life

    11/21/2004 10:13:20 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 300+ views
    National Gallery of Victoria ^ | 4 Nov 2004 | Gallery
    This, the first comprehensive exhibition of Edvard Munch's art in Australia, assembles more than 80 works from across the artist's entire oeuvre – including paintings, prints, drawings, and watercolours." /> This, the first comprehensive exhibition of Edvard Munch's art in Australia, assembles more than 80 works from across the artist's entire oeuvre – including paintings, prints, drawings, and watercolours. Some of these will constitute the seminal and well-known images of Munch's early maturity, whilst the greater part will introduce a substantial body of work made from the early 1900s until shortly before his death – which is largely unknown here....
  • Munch head stolen

    11/19/2004 12:16:57 PM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies · 891+ views
    Aftenposten - Norway ^ | 11/19/2004 | Staff
    The head of a bust portraying Norwegian artist Edvard Munch located near his grave in Oslo had its head cut off and stolen, police said Thursday. Only the base remains at the site of Edvard Munch's grave. PHOTO: MORTEN HOLM - SCANPIX This bust of painter Edvard Munch has been removed by thieves or vandals. PHOTO: Heiki B. Nilsen / SCANPIX Related stories: Munch Museum can become 'secret' - 12.11.2004 Munch Museum to remain closed - 04.11.2004 Possible lead in Munch robbery - 15.10.2004 No progress in Munch theft case - 01.10.2004 Munch hunt behind police raid - 17.09.2004 Munch...
  • Stolen Munch paintings not insured against theft

    08/23/2004 10:25:45 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 24 replies · 540+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | August 23 2004 | AFP
    OSLO (AFP) - Two masterpieces by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch stolen from an Oslo museum at the weekend were not insured against theft, officials said. "The Scream", one of the most famous images ever painted, and "Madonna" were grabbed Sunday morning by armed and hooded thieves who burst into the Munch Museum in the Norwegian capital, threatening a member of staff with a gun. "The pictures were insured in case of fire or damage from water but not for theft or burglary," said John Oeyaas of Oslo Forsikring, which is responsible for insuring the assets of the city of...
  • Munch's 'Scream' Stolen From Museum

    08/22/2004 8:33:50 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 22 replies · 1,081+ views
    FOX News ^ | Aug. 22, 2004
    Munch's 'Scream' Stolen From Museum Sunday, August 22, 2004 OSLO, Norway — Armed men stormed into an art museum Sunday, threatened staff at gunpoint and stole Edvard Munch's (search) famous paintings "The Scream" and "Madonna" before the eyes of stunned museum-goers. The thieves yanked the paintings off the walls of Oslo's Munch Museum (search) and loaded them into a waiting car outside, said a witness, French radio producer Francois Castang. Police spokeswoman Hilde Walsoe said the two or three armed men threatened a museum employee with a handgun to give them the two paintings, including one of four versions of...

    08/22/2004 4:22:56 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 65 replies · 2,134+ views
    Sky News ^ | 8/22/04
    Edvard Munch's famous painting 'The Scream' and several other works by the Norwegian artist have been stolen by armed robbers. The Munch Museum in Oslo, home to many canvases by the early modernist, comfirmed that the theft had taken place but refused to make any other comment. More to follow