Hiding 'The Scream' from the Nazis

Art history is loaded with interesting stories and long-forgotten anecdotes.  This is one of them…

From the New York Post:

“The Scream,” one of the most recognizable paintings in the world, which sold this week at Sotheby’s for $120 million, could have been lost to the Nazis had it not been hidden in a Norwegian barn when they invaded in 1940.

New York fine-art dealer Edward Taylor Nahem, a close friend of the work’s now-ex-owner, Norwegian businessman Petter Olsen, tells us that Olsen’s father hid “The Scream” in a barn on his farm just before the German invasion in 1940.

Olsen’s father, a friend and patron of painter Edvard Munch, and his family escaped Norway. “The Scream” remained undiscovered by the invaders, hidden until his family returned in 1945.

Keep Reading:

How ‘The Scream’ Escaped Nazis (NYP)



This content, which contains security-related opinions and/or information, is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon in any manner as professional advice, or an endorsement of any practices, products or services. There can be no guarantees or assurances that the views expressed here will be applicable for any particular facts or circumstances, and should not be relied upon in any manner. You should consult your own advisers as to legal, business, tax, and other related matters concerning any investment.

The commentary in this “post” (including any related blog, podcasts, videos, and social media) reflects the personal opinions, viewpoints, and analyses of the Ritholtz Wealth Management employees providing such comments, and should not be regarded the views of Ritholtz Wealth Management LLC. or its respective affiliates or as a description of advisory services provided by Ritholtz Wealth Management or performance returns of any Ritholtz Wealth Management Investments client.

References to any securities or digital assets, or performance data, are for illustrative purposes only and do not constitute an investment recommendation or offer to provide investment advisory services. Charts and graphs provided within are for informational purposes solely and should not be relied upon when making any investment decision. Past performance is not indicative of future results. The content speaks only as of the date indicated. Any projections, estimates, forecasts, targets, prospects, and/or opinions expressed in these materials are subject to change without notice and may differ or be contrary to opinions expressed by others.

Wealthcast Media, an affiliate of Ritholtz Wealth Management, receives payment from various entities for advertisements in affiliated podcasts, blogs and emails. Inclusion of such advertisements does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by the Content Creator or by Ritholtz Wealth Management or any of its employees. Investments in securities involve the risk of loss. For additional advertisement disclaimers see here: https://www.ritholtzwealth.com/advertising-disclaimers

Please see disclosures here.

What's been said:

Discussions found on the web
  1. find out commented on Feb 04

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More Info here on that Topic: thereformedbroker.com/2012/05/06/hiding-the-scream-from-the-nazis/ […]