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The Old Edvard Munch Bait and Switch

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The Old Edvard Munch Bait and Switch

The Old Edvard Munch Bait and Switch

The Old Edvard Munch Bait and Switch

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Robbers in Norway wanted more works by Edvard Munch, but didn't quite get what they came for. Last year, somebody stole his masterpiece, The Scream. This week, masked men walked into the Hotel Continental in Oslo. The men used crowbars to rip three paintings off the wall, and they got away. We don't know how they responded when they realized they had stolen three copies of Edvard Munch paintings. The copies are worth about as much as the paper they're printed on.