Archive: The Scream

Blast From the Past

Edvard Munch's painting, The Scream, was valued at $72 million, but kept in a Norwegian gallery with no guards and no alarm. The 1994 opening ceremonies for the Olympic winter games in Oslo provided enough diversion for two thieves to break in and steal the painting. A world-wide sting operation finally retrieved the masterpiece.
Aired:
Jul 17, 2000