Thursday, August 31, 2006

BBC: Stolen Munch paintings found safe

BBC NEWS reports good news in the art world: "Two masterpieces by artist Edvard Munch have been recovered two years after they were stolen from an Oslo museum.

The Scream and Madonna were found in a police operation. 'We are 100% certain they are the originals. The damage was much less than feared,' police said.

They had been missing since two armed men ripped them from the wall and threatened staff at the Munch Museum in the Norwegian capital in August 2004.

Three men were found guilty of charges relating to the theft in May."


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