Stolen Art: Munch's Scream Recovered
OSLO, 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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