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A New Reason Why Munch's Famous Painting Is Screaming

Climate activists tried to glue themselves to 'The Scream' at National Museum in Oslo, Norway

(Newser) - Norwegian police said two climate activists tried in vain Friday to glue themselves to Edvard Munch's 1893 masterpiece The Scream at an Oslo museum, and that no harm was reported to the famous painting. Police said they were alerted to the incident by Norway's National Museum and had...

Art Historians Solve a Mystery of 'The Scream'
Mystery of Inscription
on 'The Scream' Is Solved
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Mystery of Inscription on 'The Scream' Is Solved

Art historians says Edvard Munch wrote the 'madman' line himself

(Newser) - Art historians in Norway say they've cracked the mystery about who scrawled a small inscription on Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream." And the culprit was Munch himself, according to their new analysis, reports the BBC . The penciled words in the upper left corner of the painting,...

Scientists Discover Source of The Scream's Big Problem

Humidity is causing low-quality paint to fade, flake

(Newser) - If The Scream could scream a message, it might be "Stop breathing on me!" Scientists say Edvard Munch's 1910 version of the iconic painting, one of four he created, has been deteriorating because the Norwegian used a low-quality tube of paint, the Guardian reports. In a study...

Museum: Scream Figure Isn't Actually Screaming

'That's not what is going on,' says curator of British Museum exhibit

(Newser) - Edvard Munch's The Scream may be one of the most recognizable images in art history, but the British Museum thinks most people have got it all wrong. The figure isn't screaming—he's hearing a scream, the curator of a new exhibit tells the Telegraph . This debate has...

Mystery Scream Buyer Revealed

Financier Leon Black paid $120M for Munch masterwork

(Newser) - The mystery buyer who paid a record-breaking $120 million for Edvard Munch's The Scream is New York City financier Leon Black, according to the Wall Street Journal , which says "several people close to the collector" have confirmed the buy. The billionaire chief of investment firm Apollo Global Management...

5 Priciest Artworks Ever Auctioned

Pablo Picasso makes 2 appearances

(Newser) - Following the record-breaking sale of Edvard Munch's The Scream , the Guardian takes a look at the other biggest sales of art at auction. The top five:
  1. Edvard Munch, The Scream, $119.9 million.
  2. Pablo Picasso, Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust, $106.5 million.
  3. Alberto Giacometti, L'homme qui Marche

Munch's The Scream Fetches Record $120M

Sotheby's sale is biggest ever for a painting at auction

(Newser) - The experts thought Edvard Munch's The Scream would bring in a princely sum, but not this much: $119.9 million. That's the most ever paid for a painting at auction, reports the New York Times . (The previous record was $106.5 million for a Picasso, notes AP .)...

Edvard Munch's Factory Murals Head for Sale

Dining-hall paintings show lighter side of Scream painter

(Newser) - The painter of The Scream was also an interior decorator of sorts: Edvard Munch painted a set of murals long displayed in the dining hall of an Oslo factory. Now, that canteen—currently owned by Kraft Foods—could be on its way to a sale, paintings included. Officials plan to...

Scream May Fetch $200M
 The Scream May Fetch $200M 

The Scream May Fetch $200M

Oddsmakers expect icon to bust records

(Newser) - One of the most recognizable painting in human history is now expected to fetch up to $200 million—well beyond Sotheby's early $80 million estimate —when it goes on the auction block this week. British oddsmakers are betting a Russian is most likely to scoop up Edvard Munch'...

The Scream Expected to Fetch $80M at Auction

Edvard Munch work to be sold by Sotheby's

(Newser) - One of four versions of Edvard Munch's iconic The Scream is expected to sell for more than $80 million at auction May 2 in New York. The estimate is the highest pre-sale value ever placed on a work of art by auction house Sotheby's, Reuters notes. This 1895...

Iconic Munch Could Fetch $35M
 Iconic Munch Could Fetch $35M 

Iconic Munch Could Fetch $35M

Vampire , in private hands, comes up for auction

(Newser) - A masterpiece by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch that has spent 70 years in private hands will be sold on the open market, reveals the Independent, where it's expected to fetch $35 million. Vampire, painted in 1894, is the last privately owned work from a 20-canvas series that also includes The ...

Muted By Thieves, Scream Returns at Full Volume

Restored Munch masterwork returned to museum walls 4 years after theft

(Newser) - Edvard Munch's masterpiece The Scream is hanging again in an Oslo museum today, 4 years after armed robbers stole it in broad daylight, CNN reports. The painting has been undergoing restoration since it was retrieved in 2006. It was structurally damaged, stained, scratched (exposing cardboard beneath the paint) and “...

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