Edvard Munch “The Scream” and “The Madonna” Recovered
“We know that both pictures have been handled roughly and that ‘Madonna’ has received a scratch or gouge, but I have been informed that the damages are not irreparable,” said Erling Lae, the commissioner of Oslo’s city government. “The experience of seeing these works of art will be as great as it was before. What an incredible joy and relief.”
“The Scream” is estimated at around $100 million if sold legitimately in a public auction. Apart from being Munch’s masterpiece of existentialist horror and despair, “The Scream” is one of the world’s most reproduced works of art. “The Madonna” is estimated at around $21 million.
Congratulations to the people of Norway, who have their most prized art piece back after a long absence.