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The Scream STOLEN!

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Originally posted by -Bunny-:

Originally posted by forceman:

Well, I remember Calkwalk used to use this photo (or a reasonable facsimile thereof) as their "panic" button"?

Did you mean Caulkwalk, or Cockwalk? Lawrencewalk? :confused:
CAKEWALK - sorry for the typo.

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Originally posted by Mats Olsson.:

I hope it will find it's way back to the museum really soon, intact.



Not likely. The police have already found broken frame and glass from the paintings.




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Originally posted by Your Ad Here:

What does a thief do with such a well known stolen painting? Where's the market?

It could be used as an alternative form of currency between thieves, or it could be held in an effort to obtain a ransom from the museum.


Or maybe the guy just thought it would look good in his dining room.

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Originally posted by Your Ad Here:

What does a thief do with such a well known stolen painting? Where's the market?

It may very well end up in a very very very rich persons private gallery where it will stay and not be looked at except by the person who paid to have it stolen. it is too well known to be sold in any other way.

to me it's a remarkable painting and quite captivating to say the least.

I like old paintings. I have two small ones(chinese landscapes) and a nice one of chinese junks(Boats)that is so well done I sometimes hear seagulls and smell the salt air as I gaze upon it's oilbased wonders .

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I wouldn't like to have a painting like that in my living room or studio. What's so special about it? For me it looks like a drawing of an eight year old kid.


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Well the good news is that it's permanently impressed on the minds of our whole culture. Not bad! I wouldn't mind losing my master tape if I had achieved such a thing...



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Originally posted by Hanshananigan:

Fear not- the Munchster created several similar "screams," although this one was the best known. Also, this painting was stolen before, and was eventually recovered by police.

There are different versions of the Scream (originally named Despair[/] and they are all different from each other (think different versions of a song). I've seen 3 of them in real life and this one is very powerful.


(Click here to see a better quality photo of the Scream)


"The Scream" is not an exceptionally beautiful picture in the way that the Mona Lisa could be described as such, and there is one simple reason for this: its subject is fear. And just because it is such an authentic picture, this context allows it to offer nothing in the way of a manifestly esthetic enjoyment.


I know of no other picture that has such an authentic way of expressing so directly the phenomenon of FEAR as an existential human condition.

"The Scream" is an autobiographical document; a document of Edvard Munch's chronic fear of life. It refers to a real incident that Munch wrote about in his diary:


"I was walking along the street with two friends -- the sun was going down -- I felt a touch of melancholy. Suddenly the color of the sky changed to blood-red. I stopped walking and leaned against a fence feeling tired to death --I saw the flaming clouds like bloodstained swords -- the blue-black fjord and the city -- my friends went on walking -- I stood there trembling with fear -- and I felt how a long unending scream was going through the whole of nature."


Munch painted this experience, like all his great pictures, from his recollections.

It is the uniquely outstanding value of Munch's pictures that they are "recollected images", images of emotional traumas that had their origin in a very difficult childhood:

at the age of five Munch lost his mother and a few years later his sister through tuberculosis; he himself was born only just alive; his father was a prisoner of religious delusions; (source)

IMO, this Munch is just as expressive and important as any Van Gogh, Giacometti, Picasso or Maplethorpe.

It is now the most copied exploited work of art in the world. It has passed Mona Lisa.


If you do a search for expressionism, Munch's name often pops up first and now his most important piece is missing. :cry:


What do we want? Procrastination!

When do we want it? Later!

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Besides being truly great works of art -the two pictures stolen are worth approximately $100,000,000.00 so that might count as a motive for the theft as well........


And by the way - the Munch museum is only about a 15-minute walk from my appartment.

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