The Scream (1893)
For the first time, Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” is depicted on a postage stamp.
With four stamps and a miniature sheet, Norway Post celebrates the 150th anniversary of the painter’s birth.
“The Scream” is Edvard Munch’s most important work and one of the world’s most famous paintings. It has become an icon and was sold last year for the record sum of 120 million dollars.
– It is a great pleasure for Norway Post to launch this stamp series in honor of Edvard Munch and his art. The postage stamps show Munch’s approach to art, which was characterized by experimentation, variety and curiosity, says Dag Mejdell, President and CEO at Norway Post.
Stamp artist Enzo Finger was commissioned to design stamps of four of Munch’s most famous works. The paintings were selected in close collaboration with the Munch Museum.
The Sick Child (1896)
“The Scream” from 1893, “The Sick Child” from 1896, “Madonna” from 1895 and “Self-portrait in front of a house wall” from 1926 have now become stamps.
The motif on the miniature sheet is “The Sun,” which is located in the Oslo University Aula.
The Munch-stamps will be on sale from Friday 15th February.
Photos by: Posten Norge
Text by: Thor Bugge Lanesskog, ThorNews