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Ten years later: Where's 'The Scream'?

Ten years later: Where's 'The Scream'?

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 22 (UPI) --Edvard Munch's iconic painting "The Scream" was the subject of a notorious art theft on Aug. 22, 2004.
Ed Adamczyk
UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.
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Norway's New York Christmas tree decorated with Munch's 'The Scream'

Norway's New York Christmas tree decorated with Munch's 'The Scream'

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Norway chose Edvard Munch's "The Scream" as the motif this year for its annual Christmas tree installation in New York.
Francis Bacon triptych sells for $142.4 million

Francis Bacon triptych sells for $142.4 million

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- "Three Studies of Lucian Freud," a 1969 triptych by Francis Bacon, was sold to an anonymous buyer at an auction in New York for $142.4 million Tuesday.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.
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Artist gathers hundreds to recreate 'The Scream'

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A performance artist is gathering hundreds of people in the Norwegian capital to recreate Edvard Munch's "The Scream" for the artist's 150th birthday.
Travelers screaming for travel, romance and better loyalty programs

Travelers screaming for travel, romance and better loyalty programs

Travelers are more interested in value and past experience than hotel and airline points when it comes to making reservations, a travel industry survey suggests.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.
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No guards on duty night of art heist

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- No security guards were on duty at the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands, when seven paintings were stolen, police reports indicate.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.
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Michael Jackson photoshopped on fresco

BORJA, Spain, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Images of Michael Jackson and other pop icons have been photoshopped over that of Jesus in a Spanish fresco defaced by a woman who says she tried to restore it.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012.
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U.S. nun says 'Scream's Munch is her grandpa

U.S. nun says 'Scream's Munch is her grandpa

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A 72-year-old American nun hopes DNA will prove she is the granddaughter of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, best known for his painting "The Scream."
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Edvard Munch
Armed robbers pulled the Edvard Munch painting "The Scream," from the walls of the Munch Museum and escaped in broad daylight in Oslo on August 22, 2004. Masked thieves also stole Munch's "Madonna," which shows a bare-breasted woman with flowing black hair. Witnesses say the men were dressed in black and threatened guards with guns as they ran to their car with the paintings. "The Scream," first painted in 1893 is one of four versions created. Ten years ago the best-known version was stolen from Oslo's National Art Museum but was recovered three months later. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Edvard Munch (Norwegian pronunciation: , 12 December 1863 – 23 January 1944) was a Norwegian Symbolist painter, printmaker and an important forerunner of expressionist art. His best-known composition, The Scream, is part of a series The Frieze of Life, in which Munch explored the themes of love, fear, death, melancholia, and anxiety.

Edvard Munch was born in a rustic farmhouse in the village of Ådalsbruk in Løten, Norway to Christian Munch, the son of a priest. Christian was a doctor and medical officer who married Laura Catherine Bjølstad, a woman half his age, in 1861. Edvard had an older sister, Johanne Sophie (born 1862), and three younger siblings: Peter Andreas (born 1865), Laura Catherine (born 1867), and Inger Marie (born 1868). Both Sophie and Edvard appear to have inherited their artistic talent from their mother. Edvard Munch was related to painter Jacob Munch (1776–1839) and historian Peter Andreas Munch (1810–1863).

The family moved to Christiania (now Oslo) in 1864 when Christian Munch was appointed medical officer at Akershus Fortress. Edvard’s mother died of tuberculosis in 1868, as did Munch's favorite sister Johanne Sophie in 1877. After their mother's death, the Munch siblings were raised by their father and by their aunt Karen. Often ill for much of the winters and kept out of school, Edvard would draw to keep himself occupied, and received tutoring from his school mates and his aunt. Christian Munch also instructed his son in history and literature, and entertained the children with vivid ghost-stories and tales of Edgar Allan Poe.

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