The status of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch has by no means been greater. In latest many years, students have elevated his position within the historical past of artwork whereas collectors fueled an explosion in costs for his work. His best-known creation, “The Scream,” is acquainted to hundreds of thousands. But at Oslo’s Munch Museum, gallery house was really shrinking after a 2004 theft pressured a rise in safety measures, whereas a collection of particular exhibitions edged out any everlasting set up of its namesake’s artwork.
That’s set to vary with the inauguration of a brand-new, high-rise museum on Oct. 22. MUNCH, as it can now be referred to as, occupies a brand new 13-story tower designed by Madrid’s Estudio Herreros within the coronary heart of Oslo’s redeveloped waterfront. The constructing practically quintuples the exhibition house of the sooner museum and can function a number of new shows of the artist’s work, together with “Edvard Munch Monumental,” a everlasting show of key oversize work from the 1910s and 20s, and “Up Shut,” a brief present about Munch’s woodcut prints. The entire variety of Munch works on view will rise to over 400, together with rarities such because the 1943 print “Kiss within the Area,” made the 12 months earlier than the artist’s dying throughout Germany’s occupation of Norway.
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