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lisby Donating Member (254 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-20-06 07:25 PM
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17. The museum had really poor security.
It's admirable of them to think no one is going to do this kind of shit because we're all reasonable people, but we're not, as this incident shows. I hope now they have invested in some intelligent video monitoring tied to the alarm system, at the very least...

Also, it's a series of paintings, not just one. I think there are actually three or four versions. So even if this one was utterly destroyed, we'd still have the others. Looking at the photos, I think the pictures can be stabilized and the damage addressed to some degree, as well as the color restored by conservators, if that is the route the museum to take. They are far, far from a total loss.

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  -The Scream (Munch) is ruined beyond repair mogster  Dec-20-06 06:23 PM   #0 
  - Hell- *I* could paint them one just like it.  Dr Fate   Dec-20-06 06:27 PM   #1 
  - I think this was a stint by ordinary crooks  mogster   Dec-20-06 06:37 PM   #4 
     - Still, they should have known better  Contrite   Dec-21-06 01:35 AM   #25 
  - So very, very sad...n/t  laylah   Dec-20-06 06:28 PM   #2 
  - How awful  etherealtruth   Dec-20-06 06:28 PM   #3 
  - Some more pics  mogster   Dec-20-06 06:40 PM   #7 
     - Don't feel sad about caring about art!  48percenter   Dec-21-06 12:36 AM   #24 
     - I know ...  DixieBlue   Dec-21-06 08:34 AM   #32 
     - Add me to that list, too.  CBHagman   Dec-21-06 08:43 AM   #33 
     - Hell, I was concerned about the New Orleans Museum of Art  KamaAina   Dec-21-06 12:21 PM   #41 
     - The fault circled in The Scream  psychopomp   Dec-21-06 08:12 AM   #28 
     - Why feel silly?  DixieBlue   Dec-21-06 08:32 AM   #30 
  - Sad....  Lipton64   Dec-20-06 06:39 PM   #5 
  - No doubt the security was lax  mogster   Dec-20-06 06:44 PM   #9 
     - Reminds me sadly of our country  Lipton64   Dec-20-06 07:02 PM   #12 
  - Too bad...The Scream is one of my favorite paintings ever....  marmar   Dec-20-06 06:40 PM   #6 
  - If they're going to throw it away, I'll take it  wtmusic   Dec-20-06 06:42 PM   #8 
  - Yeah, I agree  mogster   Dec-20-06 06:57 PM   #11 
     - It looks like a photo which was painted over  wtmusic   Dec-20-06 07:02 PM   #13 
     - She better be  mogster   Dec-20-06 07:07 PM   #14 
     - I think she looks frustrated...  hlthe2b   Dec-20-06 07:20 PM   #16 
     - That's a painted photo.  lisby   Dec-20-06 07:13 PM   #15 
     - that thing gives me the willies  President Jesus   Dec-21-06 12:01 PM   #40 
  - this makes me just want to ... you know ...  Lisa   Dec-20-06 06:49 PM   #10 
  - The museum had really poor security.  lisby   Dec-20-06 07:25 PM   #17 
  - Indeed, another version was stolen in '94  dubyadubya3   Dec-20-06 08:04 PM   #20 
  - Here's some real art.  Swede   Dec-20-06 07:37 PM   #18 
  - That ain't art, this is!  BrotherBuzz   Dec-20-06 07:42 PM   #19 
  - There's really only one thing you can say about this:  htuttle   Dec-20-06 09:33 PM   #21 
  - I believe that Munch painted another version or two of "The  MasonJar   Dec-20-06 10:50 PM   #22 
  - I saw a whole bunch of them In Oslo  bif   Dec-21-06 10:24 AM   #35 
  - Now the stain is part of the work. It is its history. It is what it is,  Miss Chybil   Dec-20-06 11:28 PM   #23 
  - Marcel Duchamp's "The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even"  Bridget Burke   Dec-21-06 07:36 AM   #26 
  - How come it's greenish?  MrPrax   Dec-21-06 08:53 AM   #34 
     - The Bride is a cool piece of art  mogster   Dec-21-06 10:31 AM   #36 
     - Upon reflection, the image I posted was a bit too green.  Bridget Burke   Dec-21-06 10:35 AM   #37 
        - I was going to say...  MrPrax   Dec-21-06 10:51 AM   #38 
           - I thank the De Menils for much of my art education  Bridget Burke   Dec-21-06 11:06 AM   #39 
  - Exactly  Crisco   Dec-21-06 12:26 PM   #42 
  - Oh, well, there's till three more  GreenZoneLT   Dec-21-06 08:09 AM   #27 
  - How sad ...  DixieBlue   Dec-21-06 08:30 AM   #29 
  - Way to go, Bush!  AngryAmish   Dec-21-06 08:33 AM   #31 
  - heh.  truthisfreedom   Dec-21-06 12:35 PM   #43 
  - I visited Oslo some years ago  bambino   Dec-21-06 12:39 PM   #44 

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