Sunday, August 22, 2004

Modern Art: Less of It Is Better

Munch's famous 'Scream,' 'Madonna' stolen. That's the headline from AP (via Here's a bit of the story:
A French radio producer, Francois Castang, said he was visiting the Munch Museum in Oslo when thieves burst in and made off with the paintings, including the painter's depiction of an anguished figure with its head in its hands.

"What's strange is that in this museum, there weren't any means of protection for the paintings, no alarm bell," Castang told France Inter radio.

"The paintings were simply attached by wire to the walls," he said. "All you had to do is pull on the painting hard for the cord to break loose — which is what I saw one of the thieves doing."
Well, who'd have thought they were worth stealing?