Aug 31, 2006:
"The Scream" and "Madonna" Recovered
THEY'RE BACK! The Edvard Munch paintings "The Scream" and "Madonna" that were stolen two years ago have been recovered today. Both paintings are said to be in good condition.
Read this article at the BBC.
Aug 22, 2004:
Munch Paintings Stolen
The Scream and Madonna stolen from Munch Museum in Oslo
OSLO (Reuters) - Armed robbers stole a version of "The Scream" and another masterpiece by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch Sunday in a bold daytime raid on an Oslo museum packed with terrified tourists.
Two masked robbers ran into the Munch Museum, threatened staff with a gun and forced people to lie down before taking "The Scream," an icon of existentialist angst showing a waif-like figure against a blood-red sky, and "Madonna."
They escaped in a dark-colored car, perhaps an Audi, driven by a third man.
The pictures, worth millions of dollars and among Munch's best-known works, were later cut from their frames which were found in another part of the city. "Madonna" shows a mysterious bare-breasted woman with flowing black hair.
"A female employee of the museum was threatened with a handgun and forced to take down two pictures," Hilde Walsoe, chief inspector at Oslo police station, said. "They took two paintings, 'The Scream' and 'Madonna."'