Stolen Art: Munch's Scream
RecoveredOSLO, Norway – Two stolen art works,
The Scream and Madonna by Edvard Munch,
will return at long last to the public eye, recovered
after two years in absentia. Unlike Munch's
Scream, so many other tales of stolen art
are never recovered. The Scream
and Madonna were snatched off the wall in broad
daylight by masked gunmen in front of a group of shocked
visitors at the Munch Museum in Oslo on Aug. 22, 2004.
Munch's two recovered stolen art works are now
confirmed genuine, The Scream and
Madonna suffering little damage despite fears by
the museum and art lovers all over the world. A
"successful police action" on August 31, 2006 was
responsible for recovery of the paintings according to
Iver Stensrud, lead police inspector for the
investigation. Executed in an Expressionist style, The
Scream is Munch's best known work. Both stolen art works
were painted in 1893.
Brenda Harness, Art Historian
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