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Airline fined for using Munch 'Scream'

FORNEBU, Norway, July 31 (UPI) -- Low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle has been fined for using an inflatable Edvard Munch "Scream" doll in an ad campaign without permission. The doll -- based on the character depicted in the Norwegian Symbolist painter's 1893 painting, "The Scream" --

Munch art thieves get more jail time

OSLO, Norway, April 24 (UPI) -- An appeals court Monday in Norway increased the prison sentences for three men convicted in the armed robbery of "Scream" and "Madonna" by Edvard Munch.

London art auction records $187 million

LONDON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A London auction of modern and Impressionist paintings has become one of the most profitable sales ever at Sotheby's, netting nearly $187 million.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006.
By United Press International

Munch woodcut sets record price

OSLO, Norway, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A woodcut by Norweigian artist Edvard Munch has been auctioned for what is believed to be the highest price ever paid for a graphic work, $1.26 million.

Munch paintings go back on display

OSLO, Norway, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway Tuesday released the first photos of the recently recovered damaged paintings, "Madonna" and "The Scream."

Munch's 'Scream,' 'Madonna' recovered

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- "The Scream" and "Madonna," the two stolen Edvard Munch masterpieces missing for more than two years, have been reported recovered in Oslo, Norway.

Norway bandit claims art heist knowledge

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The mastermind behind Norway's biggest armed robbery ever is offering to broker the return of two famous paintings by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch.

Munch painting stolen from Swedish estate

SKANE, Sweden, May 26 (UPI) -- A painting by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch was stolen from a Swedish estate owned by a close friend of Norway's King Harald, it was reported Friday.

Missing Munch art may be in Norway

OSLO, Norway, May 3 (UPI) -- Police in Norway say the missing Edvard Munch masterpieces "The Scream" and "Madonna" may still be in the country.

Three convicted in Oslo Munch thefts

OSLO, Norway, May 2 (UPI) -- Three men were convicted and three were acquitted in Oslo Tuesday in the theft of two paintings by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch.

Finalists announced for British book prize

EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 1 (UPI) -- "Saturday," a novel by Ian McEwan, has been selected as a finalist for Britain's oldest literary award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

Trial date set in Munch thefts

OSLO, Norway, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Valentines Day is also trial day for six people charged with stealing "The Scream" from Oslo's Munch Museum in August 2004.

Olsen to sell Munch collection

OSLO, Norway, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Norwegian tycoon Fred Olsen will auction off several of his paintings by famed Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, Aftenposten reported Tuesday.

Six indicted in Norway Munch art theft

OSLO, Norway, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Oslo, Norway, Monday indicted six men in the August 2004 theft of two paintings by Edvard Munch.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2005 with 19 to follow.
By United Press International

Stolen money charge for Munch suspect

OSLO, Norway, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A suspect in the theft of Norway's most famous painting has been charged with possessing money from the country's most notorious robbery.

New Munch painting uncovered in Germany

BREMEN, Germany, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A previously unknown painting by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch has been discovered at a museum in Breman, Germany.

Reward for missing pictures has no results

OSLO, Norway, June 18 (UPI) -- A large reward for information on the Edvard Munch masterpieces stolen from an Oslo museum has so far produced only psychics' tips.

Oslo offers reward for Munch paintings

OSLO, Norway, June 1 (UPI) -- The City of Oslo offered a $310,000 reward Wednesday for information leading to the recovery of stolen Edvard Munch masterpieces "The Scream" and "Madonna."

Police: Munch thief tried to sell painting

OSLO, Norway, May 10 (UPI) -- Norway police say they believe a man being held in connection with the theft of two Edvard Munch paintings tried to sell the artwork.

Oslo seeks compensation for stolen art

OSLO, Norway, April 29 (UPI) -- Norway's capital plans to seek more than $100 million in damages from anyone convicted of stealing two paintings if they are not recovered.

Stolen paintings may have been destroyed

OSLO, Norway, April 28 (UPI) -- A Norwegian newspaper claims two Edvard Munch paintings stolen from an Oslo gallery last summer have been destroyed.

Norwegians hopeful about Munch case

OSLO, Norway, April 7 (UPI) -- Norwegian police seeking thieves of two Edvard Munch masterpieces say the heist may have been a diversion from an earlier massive bank robbery.

9 arrested in theft of Munch paintings

OSLO, Norway, March 8 (UPI) -- Oslo police were holding eight men and a woman Tuesday in the theft of two lithographs and a watercolor by artist Edvard Munch.
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