The Scream Thieves Jailed

The gang that stole paintings by the Norwegian master, Edvard Munch have been put behind bars. The three art thieves that were convicted received sentences that ranged from 5 and half, through to 9 and a half years each.

Petter Tharaldsen was the driver behind the theft. He received 9 and half years, but was also involved in another unrelated robbery. Bjoern Hoen planned the theft. He was sentenced to 9 years in prison. Stian Skjold was one of the masked gunmen that entered the museum (the other gunman died from a drug overdose last year). He received 5 years for his efforts.Continue Reading

Edvard Munch Birthday at Google

It’s the birthday of the famous Norwegian expressionist painter and printmaker Edvard Munch on the 12th of December. Google is celebrating it with a cool logo in the manner of Munch. It’s basically the Scream with a Google logo thrown in, but I quite like it.Continue Reading

The Scream Returned

Two years after the daylight robbery of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”, the painting has been returned safely. In August 2004 “The Scream” and “Madonna” were stolen by masked gunmen from the Munch Museum in Norway.

It’s pretty big news, even for mainstream media, so here’s what a few people are saying about the recovery..Continue Reading

Edvard Munch MoMA Exhibition

“Edvard Munch: The Modern Life of the Soul” exhibition opens at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on the 19th of February, through to the 8th of May 2006. The retrospective of the famous Norwegian artist is the first to be held at the MoMA for more than 30 years.Continue Reading

Edvard Munch Board Game

I guess it’s always good to keep a sense of humor about life and the challenges we come across, which kind of made me smile when I read that the Munch Museum is selling a board game about the theft of Edvard Munch’s The Scream painting. One could either sit and cry about the great loss or lighten up and possibly even make a few extra dollars from it all.Continue Reading

Munch Museum Reopens

The Munch Museum in Norway is about to reopen, 10 months after it lost “The Scream” painting to masked thieves during a daylight robbery. The painting has still not been recovered, which is a pity, but the museums says it still has another thousand Edvard Munch works to keep the visitors busy. Oh, there’s a £181,500 reward for the return of the stolen Munchs too, which seems quite small considering the value of the works could be worth £10.4m.Continue Reading

Stolen Munch Paintings

There’s either a lot of art thieves in Norway or it’s just very cool to have an original Edvard Munch hanging in the living room. Two lithographs and a small watercolor by the Norwegian artist were recently stolen from a luxury hotel but have been recovered after a police raid in Oslo.

Eight men and a woman were in police custody. There has been no connection found to the recent theft of Munch’s iconic Scream painting.

Edvard Munch in Melbourne – Australia

The famous Scream painting won’t be coming to Melbourne, but a hand-colored lithograph of the Scream will be on display. The Frieze of Life will show more than 80 Munch works that include paintings, watercolors, drawings and prints. It’ll show that the famous Norwegian artist is more than just his one iconic Scream painting.Continue Reading

The Scream Painting

the scream edvard munch

The Scream by famous Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. Painted in 1910.
One of several versions painted between 1893 and 1910.
66 x 83 cm or 26 x 32.6 inches
Tempera on cardboard
Located at the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway.Continue Reading

Scream gallery improves security

After the daring daylight robbery by masked gunmen at the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway, they’re upgrading their security at the museum. Among other things, they’re installing new surveillance alarms at the museum. The current system did work and police were at the museum within minutes, but robbers pointing guns at people is always going to be difficult to secure against. Art Thieves took the famous Scream painting and a Madonna painting by Munch.Continue Reading