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The painting 'The Scream' stolen

Old 08-22-04, 09:41 AM
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The painting 'The Scream' stolen

As indicated on the article, there was no security in the building for the painting and it was done in broad daylight with people in the museum. Strange.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/20...597260-ap.html
Old 08-22-04, 09:55 AM
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Sounds like it will make a great movie. And glad to hear that no one was hurt.

But I would have rolled up to that bitch in something other than an A6.
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Good god, what a loss.
Old 08-22-04, 10:18 AM
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You figure they'd install alarms and maybe get some security after the last time it was stolen.
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You figure someone would have heard it gettin' stolen.
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Old 08-22-04, 10:43 AM
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what are they going to do with it? can you really sell something like this?
Old 08-22-04, 10:48 AM
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There are several "The Screams", appearently this was one of the less better ones. Don't worry, they'll sell it back.
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No but some rich guy will have it hanging on his private office..
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Originally posted by mikehunt
what are they going to do with it? can you really sell something like this?
Yeah- sell it back to the museum.
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I only know of one scream - there are several in the series, but only one scream,. I think
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Originally posted by chanster
No but some rich guy will have it hanging on his private office..
Police have noarrowed their list of suspects:
Old 08-22-04, 11:09 AM
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Originally posted by AndyCapps
You figure they'd install alarms and maybe get some security after the last time it was stolen.
different museum. last time it was the national gallery in norway, this was the munch museum.

plus, you'd be surprised, but many (prob. the majority of) museums don't have the security you'd expect considering what's hanging on their walls. how can you get proper insurance, security when what you have hanging on your walls is priceless.

munch did a whole series of screams, all pretty much the same version just different coloring, types of paint, medium, etc. same with the madonna version stolen; there are many versions.

they can never sell either of these works, they are too famous, too well-known and now have too much press. it could be sold privately but it would have to be to someone in the know on the robbery and someone who wants it so much that he's willing to risk what he has to basically hang it in a hidden room where pretty much only he sees it!
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"He was wearing a black face mask and something that looked like a gun to force a female security guard down on the floor," visitor Marketa Cajova told NTB public radio.
Well, I think we found the problem here.
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Strike two against the vagina squad.
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Originally posted by Parcher
... appearently this was one of the less better ones.
... as opposed to more better ones?

You have such command of the English language. Sorry Parcher, but that's almost sig material...

As for the article... sounds like Munch is rolling in his grave.
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Funny, I remember when the other Scream was stollen during the Olympics.
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The painting 'The Scream' stolen



THEEK!

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Originally posted by B.A.
Sounds like it will make a great movie. And glad to hear that no one was hurt.
Its research for the game to blockbuster movie, "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?"
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I can't believe no one's taken a moment to post a picture of at least "one" of the original paintings for our viewing pleasure...

Oh, Well...

No, no, no...that's all right, please, don't trouble yourself..."I'LL" do it...

And now, without any further ado, well, except to say, "Here it tis, presented in almost all of its original beauty and splendor, I give you...

Edvard Munch's...

"The Scream" (or "The Cry")


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Norwegian painter and printmaker whose intense, evocative treatment of psychological and emotional themes was a major influence on the development of German Expressionism in the early 20th century. His painting The Cry (1893) is regarded as an icon of existential anguish.

A gifted Norwegian painter and printmaker, Edvard Munch not only was his country's greatest artist, but also played a vital role in the development of German expressionism. His work often included the symbolic portrayal of such themes as misery, sickness, and death. The Cry, probably his most familiar painting, is typical in its anguished expression of isolation and fear.

Munch was born on Dec. 12, 1863, in Loten, Norway. He grew up in Christiania (now Oslo) and studied art under Christian Krohg, a Norwegian naturalistic painter. Munch's parents, a brother, and a sister died while he was still young, which probably explains the bleakness and pessimism of much of his work. Paintings such as The Sick Child (1886), Vampire (1893-94), and Ashes (1894) show his preoccupation with the darker aspects of life.

Munch traveled to Paris in 1885, and his work began to show the influence of French painters--first, the impressionists, and then the postimpressionists--as well as art nouveau design. Like many young artists Munch reacted against conventional behavior, and in 1892 he took part in a controversial exhibit in Berlin. His circle of friends included several writers, one of whom was the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Munch designed the sets for several of Ibsen's plays.

Between 1892 and 1908, Munch spent much of his time in Paris and Berlin, where he became known for his prints--etchings, lithographs, and woodcuts. After 1910 Munch returned to Norway, where he lived and painted until his death. In his later paintings Munch showed more interest in nature, and his work became more colorful and less pessimistic. Munch died in Ekely, near Oslo, on Jan. 23, 1944. He left many of his works to the city of Oslo, which built a museum in his honor.
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THEEK!

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Old 08-22-04, 03:46 PM
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Originally posted by muggins
Well, personally, I think he does a pretty good job considering he does live in Denmark.

Perhaps if he was living in an english-speaking country I would laugh at his english skills.
Thanks muggins. I had no idea that he was from Denmark...

Parcher, please accept my sincerest apologies.
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According to the story, it was hanging by a wire. Even those cheesy, mass-produced paintings in motel rooms are on security hangers. wtf?

There's not much market for high-profile art like this. I'm sure they plan either to ransom it back, or to torch it as a political statement.

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