So Happy I Could 'Scream'

Did you hear the good news? Norwegian police report that the stolen Edvard Munch masterpieces "The Scream" and "Madonna" have been found.

That's right, two years after gunmen heisted them in a daring daylight raid from an Oslo museum, they're headed back to the museum... no doubt, under very heavy armed guard.

I was happy to hear this, not only because I always had a morbid interest in "The Scream," but an even bigger interest in why anyone would steal famous artwork.

I mean, it's not as if they can display it for friends.

The friends would say, "Hey Pierre, that 'Scream' is a scream. Looks just like the original."

I mean what does Pierre say? "No, my good man, that is the original."

Of course not. Art experts tell me real art connoisseurs who steal masterpieces want those masterpieces only for themselves.

I'm told oftentimes they don't even hang the paintings, they just lock them away in some vault. Even their families don't have a clue. Imagine that!

Others, of course, are more crass. They sell them in the third market.

It's why some obscure museum in Turkey ends up with a Rodin or, if history is right, the Vatican ends up with an inordinate number of Leonardo da Vinci paintings.

I remember once interviewing some big art collector who told me half of all the fancy, schmancy stuff in the world's top museums has gotten there through nefarious means.

Never did check that out. I'm just happy how this heist turned out. So happy, I could "Scream."

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