Painted in 1893, Edvard Munch's "The Scream" was stolen from the National Gallery of Norway in 1994 just as the Winter Olympic Games were getting underway in Lillehammer, Norway. The Norwegian government received a demand for a ransom of $1 million but could not verify that those demanding the money had the painting, which was valued between $60 million and $75 million.The painting was recovered several months later. Munch created several versions of his iconic image, and in 2004 armed robbers stole another painted version of "The Scream" from the Munch Museum in Oslo, along with his "Madonna." The works were recovered two years later.
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