One Thousand Thanks for the Poor Security

Two paintings within Edvard Munch’s The Scream series were stolen from two different Norwegian museums by separate gangs of thieves. Commonly lumped together as one heist, the two separate heists were similar in that the thieves were clownish and violent in their efforts to run off with one of the most recognizable, expensive, and anxious images in art history.

Episode artwork by our host Sara Estes.

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Music by Patrick Damphier.
Show artwork by Saskia Keultjes.

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