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Art Lovers Scream At The Robbing Of "The Scream"  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1977 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3588282.stm

Armed robbers have stolen the 1893 painting, "The Scream" painted by Edvard Munch from the Norwegian museum where it was displayed.

10 years ago the same painting was stolen from the musuem. It was recovered several months later.




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User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

No way! It is such a great piece of art. Lets hope they get it back where it belongs as soon as possible.

How I am feeling right now.....




Mark


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

Shoot that is the way I felt during the entire Clinton presidency.

Apparently the police are looking for three individuals, the two who grabbed the painting while holding off the patrons of the museum with pistols and the one that drove the get away car.



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User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1952 times:

L-188,

Are you the poor guy on that picture then???  Big grin

Well I hope they get that picture back where it belongs. I wonder why people want to steal pictures like that. They don't get anything out of the "hard" work. They can't show it to anybody. So why bother stealing it.

[Edited 2004-08-22 15:18:28]

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

NO.....


I wear glasses



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User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

hehe... Ok then. Just a thought cause he looks horrified.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

Actualy even more, that painting reminds me about how frustrated the girl my dog replaced made me feel....

The dog is much less of a pain in the arse

[Edited 2004-08-22 15:22:25]


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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1933 times:

Actualy even more, that painting reminds me about how frustrated the girl my dog replaced made me feel....

The dog is much less of a pain in the arse


Dude, are you sure she was a girl?


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

You know, come to think about it.....I never got the chance to confirm it.....  Sad


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User currently offlineVulindlela From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 474 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1889 times:

This is a surprising story. Theft of paintings is not new. 2 Van Goghs were stolen in a burglary in Amsterdam a couple years ago, but I have never heard of armed robbery of a museum. Hopefully these paintings will be recovered in a city as relatively small as Oslo.

-Kevin



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

Well Apparently the get away car and the frames from the pictures have been found.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/europe/08/22/scream.theft/index.html



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User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

L-188

They have found the frames. Apparently the robbers accidently dropped it on the way. So the police and the art museum are afraid that the pictures has taken some damage. And the worst thing is the picture wasn't even insured.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1867 times:

Now this isn't even on canvas, it is on paper right......making it that much more fragile.


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User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

Exactly.
So I really hope it didn't take any damage. And if it has been damaged the robbers can't use the picture, and probably throw it away or destroy it totally.


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

I'm really surprised over the uproar. Someone probably has some empty space on their refrigerator. If they want, I can send them some of the stuff my son's kindergarten class has been pumping out lately.  Smile That is if they don't mind upstaging such a classic... LOL...

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13968 posts, RR: 63
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1819 times:

Why do I have the feeling that JeffM would fit nicely into a Nazi Stormtrooper uniform, complete with beer gut? Munch was considered as "entartete Kunst" (decadent art) by the Nazis.

Jan


User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

I hope the paintings are returned undamaged, but Munch is overrated. If someone steals a Sargent, maybe.


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User currently offlineVulindlela From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 474 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1803 times:

Munch overrated? I know he isn't famous because of his technical ability, but that isn't what expressionism is about. He was very important in that movement and that is why his paintings are so significant. If somebody did steal a Sargent, do you think it would be such a huge story as this?

-Kevin



"If you take everything I've accomplished in my entire life and condense it down into 1 day, it looks decent!"
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

Well Munch is no Mauldin, that is for sure, but that is a different genre anyway.


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User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1799 times:

The "Scream" picture is worth more than 60mio USD! That is why it's so overrated  Smile
And Edvard Munch is a very famous painter all over the world. If you ask a Da Vinci wannabe I can guarantee you tha he knows him Big grin


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

You realize the only reason it is worth that much is because Munch is dead


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User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

L-188,

Munch is dead????? I didn't know. When did that happen  Big grin
No I knew he was dead. I just find it amazing that a piece of art can be that expensive. If the "Scream" is worth that much, I don't even want to know how much Mona Lisa is worth.


User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

It can't be easy to sell something as famous as Scream now can it? I mean sure, the thieves can try and sell it on the black market to an anonymous buyer. But what is Mr Anonymous Buyer going to do with it once he's paid millions for it? Hang it in a secret room in the basement or something? It can't really be displayed. And what's the point of having a painting like this if people don't know you have it?

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

Exactly, that is why the museum officials are waiting for a ransom demmand.

Unless they are planning on keeping it themselves, think of this as a kidnapping rather then a robbery.



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User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 23
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1785 times:

It can't really be displayed. And what's the point of having a painting like this if people don't know you have it?

might i direct you to a fun movie, The Thomas Crowne Affair, the more recent one starring Pierce Brosnan, for an answer to your questions.


25 L-188 : The original Steve McQueen Movie was better IMHO. Not that I didn't like seeing what's her name topless
26 Jasepl : Yeah, but everybody already knew that is was Crown's painting. Wasn't it supposed to have been on loan to the museum? I think owning paintings such as
27 Post contains images EA CO AS : It's only a matter of time before someone jokingly offers it up on eBay. "Own your own masterpiece - not a copy! 'The Scream' recently became availabl
28 Post contains links and images Espion007 : It's only a matter of time before someone jokingly offers it up on eBay Too late http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20129&item=3
29 Babybus : I don't think we have to worry too much as there are 4 "Screams". Why he made 4 of the same painting I don't know. I haven't checked but there is stil
30 L-188 : That one in the National Gallery, I belive is the one that was stolen in 94
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