Stealing The Scream

Author: Edward Dolnick
Paperback: 244 pages
ISBN: 9781840468649
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The Scream is one of the worlds most recognizable works of art. In turn you would think that it would be one of the most well protected works of art. So it came as something of an embarrassment to the Norwegian authorities when it took two men just two minutes to steal Edvard Munch's masterpiece one February morning in 1994. This book tells the story of the theft, the hunt for the thieves and the eventual recovery of The Scream as well as introducing us to a host of characters from the murky world of art crime.