The museum has spent about $6 million on security and other measures since the paintings disappeared. He was sentenced on Tuesday to seven years in prison.Petter Tharaldsen, 34, who is believed to have driven the getaway car, was sentenced to eight years in prison. Christoffersen stopped at the wall where “The Scream” once hung, looking as if she had lost her wallet on payday. The state rested its case last week, and verdicts are expected soon. The original work is in Oslo's National Gallery, while the stolen work — the main secondary painting — and another version were given to the Munch Museum after the artist's death. A metallic-black Audi shimmied to life and roared away, speeding up a hill, pieces of pine frames blowing out the window, leaving a trail of splinters in the street. In August 2006, Oslo police recovered both the Scream … Munch painted four versions of “The Scream.” One of them was stolen from Norway’s National Museum of Art at the opening of the 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer. One is quite nervous. Like a murder case without a body, the paintings have not been recovered. He’s accused of selling the getaway car to Hoen. He said it was a tragedy the police had not recovered the pictures. Six men are scheduled to go on trial in Oslo this week for the theft of Edvard Munch's The Scream and Madonna. They waited in line and grew perplexed as they stepped through thick sliding-glass doors, a metal detector and the gaze of security guards. A bulletproof vest bulky under his sweater, Petter Rosenvinge, yet another Norwegian underworld figure with a shaved head who admits he’s done some bad things, is in a predicament. Endorsement: No on Proposition 14: It’s not the best way to support stem-cell research. Lawyers wear black robes. She turned and walked through another set of sliding doors that led back to the foyer, where snow whirled against long windows. With backpacks and mittens, the children looked to be about 8 or 9. "I can't say why but our belief is that they [the paintings] are still in Norway," Ervik told Reuters. "The original is in Oslo's National Gallery, while the stolen work â the main reproduction â and another version were given to the Munch Museum after the artist's death. It is as persistent as the snow. Peter Rosenvinge, 38, received a prison sentence of four years. “The Scream” is Norway’s contribution to the quiet fear and angst of the human spirit, a painting as recognizable as the “Mona Lisa.”, Munch described the inspiration in his diary: “I was out walking with two friends -- the sun began to set -- suddenly the sky turned blood red -- I paused, feeling exhausted and leaned on the fence -- there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue black fjord and the city -- my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety -- and I sensed an endless scream passing through nature.”. Nyboe doesn’t believe the pictures have appeared on the black market. California’s November election will feature 12 statewide ballot measures. Prosecutors have charged five men with carrying out or planning the brazen daylight robbery from Oslo's Munch Museum, which took place before stunned museum-goers and staff on Aug. 22, 2004. Three men have been found guilty of charges relating to the theft of the Edvard Munch masterpieces The Scream and Madonna, which are still missing. Munch painted four versions of “The Scream.” One of them was stolen from Norway’s National Museum of Art at the opening of the 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. The paintings vanished into the darkness and the police were again criticized for blowing the case. A look at California’s November ballot propositions. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Art is not their field. Police have made numerous arrests in recent years but estimate that 30 to 50 hard-core robbery gang members remain at large. He quickly added that his client was the wrong man. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. After The Scream was stolen from the Munch Museum, this reproduction appeared at the Guggenheim—as part of a 2006 campaign launching dark chocolate M&M’s. Not even a genius of such dour demeanor could have imagined that his iconic vision of existential angst would be stolen not to grace the wall of a sinister collector, but, prosecutors believe, to divert attention from another crime -- a $10-million heist four months earlier from the Norwegian Cash Service center that left one police officer dead and pierced a country the United Nations often describes as the best place in the world to live. A pudgy-faced man in his 30s whose e-mail identity is Superstar, the onetime national chess competitor turned purveyor of sledgehammers and automatic weapons was sentenced to 19 years in prison this month for masterminding the break-in at the cash center known as Nokas. They have no criminal history together.”, The Munch paintings are ghost exhibits in this drama, their images flashed occasionally on the courtroom slide projector. The authorities believe that the two Munch works were stolen in the brazen daylight robbery â before stunned museum staff and tourists â to distract police from investigating a previous multimillion-dollar theft in which a police officer was killed. However, both cash rewards and a massive investigation have yet to produce the famous 19th century works. In August 2004, another version of The Scream was stolen in Oslo along with Munch's The Madonna, this time from the Munch Museum. That assessment abruptly changed when one of the men held the Magnum to a woman’s head. Enter crime boss David Toska. Several art dealers and at least one industrialist have offered to buy the stolen Munchs and return them to the museum. “The Scream” and “Madonna,” according to police and witness testimony, were stashed on the farm of Thomas Nataas, a race car driver. Where to vote. Norway has been under much scrutiny and criticism since the 2004 theft. Today, snow falls across Oslo. He’s a legal celebrity, a young, eloquent tactician who sometimes draws a subtle smile from the judge. The paintings were heavier than the men had anticipated. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. She spoke of splintered frames and broken glass and how a visitor from the U.S. on the day of the robbery identified the gun as a Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum. “The Scream” was ripped from the wall. The sixth suspect, who has granted interviews to European media, has admitted to having seen the two paintings while they were briefly hidden on a bus on his property north of Oslo soon after the theft. The museum, which had been condemned for its poor security system, closed for 10 months after the robbery for a massive security overhaul. Posted: May 02, 2006 10:30 AM ET | Last Updated: May 2, 2006 A Norwegian court has convicted three men for the theft of Edvard Munch's masterpiece The Scream … What issues are on the ballot in California and Los Angeles County. They whirled past portraits and Impressionist nudes, masks pulled tight, chrome-plated .357 Magnum flashing, visitors scattering for cover, highbrow chatter turning to fear. The guard at the museum entrance thought the robbers might have belonged to a neighborhood youth gang out to cause trouble. But the judge, lawyers and defendants know the gravity of what has been lost. All six men had pleaded not guilty. The gloved thieves turned to another Edvard Munch masterpiece. All six men had pled not guilty when the trial began in February. It flickers outside the second-floor courtroom where six men accused of stealing Norway’s national treasures stand trial. A private collector owns the fourth. Jackie Lacey vs. George Gascón: Here’s everything you need to know about the L.A County district attorney’s race. After the election, there could be greater federal support for this research. “Yes, Hoen knows Toska,” Furuholmen said. Two men -- one in a hooded gray sweatshirt, the other dressed in black -- overpowered four unarmed guards, terrified 80 visitors and escaped with two priceless paintings. Judge Arne Lyng sat impassively in his high-back chair the other day, fidgeting, chewing on a pen and listening to lawyers and the defendants at the heart of the case: Stian Skjold, a man with spiky brown hair and a tattoo who police say was one of the robbers; Bjorn Hoen, a wiry man with a shaved head and a previous robbery conviction accused of planning the theft; and Petter Tharaldsen, a compact man with a goatee charged with driving the getaway car. The three other men who were on trial were acquitted, including 30-year-old Stian Skjold, who authorities portrayed as the mastermind of the theft during the six-week trial. The car stopped near a train trestle. Three convicted in Oslo for theft of Munch's 'The Scream', CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. It is all here. By then, the getaway car was gone. Posted: Feb 13, 2006 1:03 PM ET | Last Updated: February 13, 2006 Six men are scheduled to go on trial in Oslo this week for the theft of Edvard Munch's The Scream and Madonna . A Norwegian court has convicted three men for the theft of Edvard Munch's masterpiece The Scream and another work, Madonna. The court found Bjorn Hoen, 37, guilty of planning the bold daytime theft from Oslo's Munch Museum in August 2004. Police say Nataas has connections to criminal elements, but he says that he was competing in Germany when the paintings were delivered. This is a small country, and Munch and playwright Henrik Ibsen represent its grandest artistic achievements. He is the author of three novels: “My Detective,” “Shadow Man” and “Promised Virgins: A Novel of Jihad.”, Your guide to the 2020 election in California. Police did raid the farm eventually but the thieves had already moved the two works. She swiped her ID card and followed the route of the robbers, pointing out other security measures: a guard box, cameras dotting the ceilings, two gates that could trap thieves and a labyrinth of walls that allows visitors to snake past pictures while making it difficult for potential criminals to navigate. The court in Norway acquitted another three people. A private collector owns the fourth. It seems they have no link to the art world dealers of new rich Russians and eccentric Americans.”.