Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Candy Responsible For Recovering Masterpiece
I know this is old news, but I missed it the first time around and place it squarely in the "truth is stranger than fiction" category (oh, and the "candy fixes everything" category, too). Two years ago M&Ms launched their permanent line of dark chocolate candies with Munch's 'The Scream' utilized as the art used to market the new product. The original Scream was stolen back in 2004 from the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway, and so M&M's offered 2 million dark M&M's as reward for return of the painting. Amazingly, the painting was returned a few days later and yet the M&M reward remains unclaimed. For more on this seamy story of art and candy and thievery and all of the elements that make a great mystery, check out this CNN article from a few years back.