Thursday, 31 August 2006

Munches recovered

Edvard Munch - Madonna (1893)Hi, Jacoblog. Thanks for the news and the link. I've been working today and hadn't seen the news. (I'm still unable to post comments, thanks to the ongoing bug in Blogger.) For everyone else, two paintings by Edvard Munch - The Scream and Madonna -, stolen by gunmen from the Munch Museum in Oslo two years ago, have been recovered. The last I heard of these paintings was a week or so ago in ArtDaily, which reported that David Toska was trying to plea bargain these paintings for a reduced jail sentence. Who? Toska was convicted of organizing Norway's biggest armed robbery: a commando-style assault on the NOKAS currency storage depot, during which a police officer was killed. It was suspected he also masterminded the Munch robbery, but he wasn't convicted of that crime. So, it looks like he struck a deal, despite the evasions and denials in the BBC story. (Read carefully.) Have you noticed that it is always The Scream which is used to illustrate these stories? Not here.


At 1/9/06, Blogger Jacoblog said...

hehee, you're right, they always use "the Scream" for Munch stories!

Guess what?! Daniel Edwards is at it again - this time he's in deep do do.



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