Norway's crown prince, princess open Edvard Munch exhibit in Germany



COLOGNE (dpa)- Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway have officially opened an exhibition in Dusseldorf of rarely seen works by Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch, best known for his iconic 1893 painting "The Scream."
The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is displaying 140 paintings, prints and sculptures by Munch that were selected by Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgard.




Knausgard's "decidedly personal point of view opens up a fresh perspective of a man who was, arguably, the most important representative of the Scandinavian avant-garde of the early 20th century," the museum said in a statement.
Crown Prince Haakon, the heir to the throne, said at the opening on Friday evening that Norway and Germany have always had strong links when it comes to culture and the arts, noting that Munch had lived in Hamburg for a period of time.
The show runs until March 1 and was organized in cooperation with Oslo's Munch Museum.
Norway is this year's guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, which starts October 16 and will also feature appearances by Knausgard, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and author Jo Nesbo.
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Sunday, October 13th 2019
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