New Munch lithograph theft / News / The Foreigner

New Munch lithograph theft. Kept under wraps until today. Details are emerging of another missing Munch lithograph, taken from the Oslo-based Kaare Berntsen Gallery’s collection this time. The loss of “Separation II” was discovered on 25 of June, and believed to have occurred whilst they were moving premises.

edvard, munch, separationii, gallery, art, theft, stolen, police, interpol, kaare, berntsen



The Foreigner Logo

The Foreigner is an online publication for English speakers living or who have an interest in Norway. Whether it’s a glimpse of news or entertainment you’re after, there’s no need to leave your linguistic armchair. You don’t need to cry over the demise of the English pages of Aftenposten.no, The Foreigner is here!

Norske nyheter på engelsk fra Norge. The Foreigner er en engelskspråklig internett avis for de som bor eller som er interessert i Norge.

Google+ Google+ Twitter Facebook RSS RSS



News Article

LATEST:

}

New Munch lithograph theft

Published on Wednesday, 18th November, 2009 at 14:04 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Kept under wraps until today.

Edvard Munch "Separation"
Edvard Munch "Separation"
Photo: Munch mus./Munch-Ellingsen/BONO2009


Details are emerging of another missing Munch lithograph, taken from the Oslo-based Kaare Berntsen Gallery’s collection this time.

The loss of “Separation II” was discovered on 25 of June, and believed to have occurred whilst they were moving premises.

Although police have kept quiet about the missing Munch until now, they only confirmed it had been taken after NRK had published the story, having conducted a search in Interpol’s stolen art database.

According to Interpol, the actual lithograph is coloured in Berlin-blue on cream-coloured, handmade Japan paper in a unique wooden frame. Approximately 47-48 centimetres high, and just over 66 to 66.5 centimetres wide, the lithograph has the artist’s signature in the lower right hand corner in pencil.

Its value is estimated to be 2.5 million kroner, and it’s feared that it will be easier to sell than “History” because it isn’t unique.



Published on Wednesday, 18th November, 2009 at 14:04 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: edvard, munch, separationii, gallery, art, theft, stolen, police, interpol, kaare, berntsen.





  
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!