Famous Munch sold
Last night the pastel version of the famous painting, ”Skrik” by Munch was sold for the incredible amount of 687 million crowns. That is a world record for art sold on auction. The buyer remains anonymous, but the director of the Munch museum is not worried that the painting will be withheld from the public eye. According to the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet, it is most likely a private collector that ended up with the painting, either to donate or lend it out to a museum, or to keep it in a private gallery or private living room.
Did you know that Munch got the inspiration for many of his artworks in Kragerø, Telemark? He lived there from 1909 till 1915, a time described by many as one of his most productive periods. In Kragerø you will be able to see Munch’s “Solen” and “Historien” that were made as part of the decorations for the university hallway. It was det special lighting in Kragerø that inspired Munch to paint these pictures. In addition, Munch also made the pictures “Galopperende hest” and “Tømmerhogst”. The winter also made it’s influence on the painter, as told by the artworks “Vinter i Kragerø” and “Vinter by the coast”. Visit Kragerø and discover the place where Munch found his inspiration! The pearl among the costal towns, Kragerø, is located in the far south of Telemark, and offers quaint small town streets, a beautiful coastline, and lots, lots more!