Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Centre Pompidou may buy Munch's self portrait

Centre Pompidou in Paris wants to buy a self portrait of Edvard Munch - a photograph that he took of himself at his home at Ekely in Norway in 1930.

Centre Pompidou recently hosted the exhibition The Modern Eye in Paris, which is allegedly the reason why the museum now wants to buy the photograph (the photo used in this article is not the photo for sale). Munch's will, however, has made the transaction more complicated.

 

The city council emphasizes that Munch's will does open up for a sale, but that the access to transactions of this king is quite limited.

Meanwhile, the director of the Munch Museum, Stein Olav Henrichsen, thinks the sale is very lucrative. He points out that there are five copies of the photograph, which will ensure that the museum's collection of photos is not be reduced. What is important to the museum, he says, is to see Munch represented by a photograph at Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Henrischen explains that Munch will be featured as part of a key collection of photos, which can lift Munch's position as an innovative modernist, as well as make him stand out in photographic history.

The Centre Pompidou has suggested a maximum price of EUR 30 000 (approximately NOK 220 000) for the photo. The case has now been forwarded to the Committee on Culture and Education, where it will be processed before the City Council makes a decision about whether or not the photo will be sold.

Related news

Latest news

Eimskip strengthens its worldwide forwarding services by acquiring the logistics company SHIP-LOG A/S in Denmark

Eimskip has strengthened its position in worldwide logistics services by acquiring 75% of the freight forwarding company SHIP-LOG. 

For Sale Assets from the former BMV LAKSEVÄG YARD in Bergen, Norway!

For Sale Assets from the former BMV LAKSEVÄG YARD in Bergen, Norway! The entire shipbuilding and fabricating facility is closing and more than 500 lots is on sale.

Servogear CPP for Seasight II - Future of the Fjords

We are proud to announce that Servogear has been chosen for the delivery of Servogear...

TechnipFMC Signs Agreement with Pall to Supply Slurry Oil Filtration Systems for Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units

The associated activities will be managed by TechnipFMC Process Technology’s center in Houston,

10 Million kroner for verification funding

The Norwegian Research Council has granted 10 million...

Hilti acquires Oglaend System Group

Oglaend System’s headquarters will remain in Klepp, 

DOF Subsea AS ("DOF Subsea" or the "Company") today announces its intention to launch an initial public offering (the "IPO") of its ordinary shares and to apply for a listing on Oslo Børs

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE,

DOF Subsea North America extends charter for Jones Act Compliant vessel Harvey Deep Sea

The Harvey Deep Sea Vessel is a Multi-Purpose DPII Construction,

Untrue rumours about an on-going incident at the Halden Research Reactor in Norway

The Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority has become aware that stories about an ongoing incident involving a “meltdown” at the Norwegian Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) reactor situated in Halden are currently ci...