Fear For Condition Of Munch Paintings

Not much progress in the Munch painting theft. The Oslo museum had had plans to upgrade security, but those plans hadn’t been carried out. Meanwhile, witnesses say the thieves treated the paintings with violence as they were stealing them: “I saw the robbers kick, wrench and hit the paintings in order to loosen them from the frame. They didn’t treat the paintings well and unfortunately I believe that the odds are high that the pictures were damaged or destroyed.”