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August 22, 2004


Someone stole The Scream.


Scream stolen from Norway museum

Armed robbers have stolen the iconic Edvard Munch painting, The Scream, from the Munch Museum in Norway.

Two masked thieves pulled the work and another painting, Madonna, off the wall as stunned visitors watched.

One robber threatened staff with a gun before the pair escaped in a waiting car, a museum officer told the BBC.

The Munch Museum says the two stolen paintings were among its most valuable - worth an estimated $19m together, according to the BBC's Lars Bevanger. [BBC News]

Posted by snooze at August 22, 2004 11:53 AM


Eek! I always hate it when art is stolen - gack....mostly because I'm afraid of what might happen to it. It's the old Indiana Jones instinct kicking in (It belongs in a museum!)

Posted by: anotheranon at August 22, 2004 01:04 PM

Oh, no. That's one of my favorite paintings. I once did a pumpkin to look like that. :)

I hope they get it back soon!

Posted by: Ellen at August 22, 2004 08:11 PM

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