More than Howard Dean has a Scream

Munch’s ‘The Scream’ recovered after heist — OSLO (AFP)

Expressionist artist Edvard Munch’s masterpieces “The Scream” and “Madonna” have been recovered after they were stolen from an Oslo museum in a dramatic 2004 heist, Norwegian police said.


“It is a happy day for us in the police, for the owners of the paintings, and not least for the public, which will soon be able to once again admire the paintings,” Stensrud said.

Police did not reveal where the artworks were found, but said they were recovered on Thursday afternoon in “pretty good condition”. Police did not show the paintings to the media.

Good news, I’m more a fan of the work “Madonna” than of the “Scream,” but I like hearing that they were recovered in good shape.

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  1. geezer says:

    “Silent Scream” perfectly encapsulates my most visceral being whenever I see/hear the Gorebot. Fingernails on a blackboard pale in comparison.

  2. When did Dean return the painting?

  3. Se7 says:

    Schizophrenia is seeing and hearing things that aren’t there. It may or may not be genetic, but appears to be very regional. Canada, for example; seems to have this disease more so than other countries.

    Looks like he is seeing with his eyes closed. It’s not him, but a representation of something that is psychopathic and won’t leave humans alone.
    Van Go had the same problem. He cut his ear off and, ya know those Cans were still there.

  4. DL says:

    Yeah but Munch’s scream has some value -who would want to steal Howard’s

  5. McCain says:

    Hehe, this would have made for a good photo caption contest.