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The Scream by Edvard Munch, a version of which was recovered in an undercover sting operation in 1994. Photograph: AP Scotland Yard detectives played a key role in the undercover sting operation which recovered the stolen Norwegian painting, The Scream, it was revealed yesterday. Norwegian police found Edvard Munch‘s masterpiece virtually undamaged at a hotel in south Norway on Saturday. Three Norwegians were later arrested. According to the daily newspaper Dagenbladet, two Metropolitan Police  [ Read More ]

It is a Scream that has created an uproar in the world of art auctions and has become the most expensive painting. The only privately owned version of Edvard Munch’s The Scream set a world record Wednesday when it sold for $119.9 million at Sotheby’s in New York. The 1895 pastel which features a haunted figure in front of a red backdrop, surpassed estimates to become the most expensive work of art to be sold at auction following the  [ Read More ]

Edvard Munch

(b. Dec. 12, 1863, Löten, Nor.–d. Jan. 23, 1944, Ekely, near Oslo) 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  [ Read More ]

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