Friday, May 18, 2012

Seller of Munch's "The Scream" Says Image of Moment When We Realize Damage from Greenhouse Emissions

One of four surviving drawings of Edward Munch's "The Scream" recently sold at auction for nearly $120 million. That's well and good, because it is a quite interesting work of art. But get a load of how the seller, Mr. Petter Olsen, interprets the work:
Speaking to its enduring topical nature and present-day relevance, Olsen said "The image of 'The Scream' could make more of us fathom the magnitude of the consequences of our continuing emissions of greenhouse gases."
"For me, (it) shows the horrifying moment when man realizes his impact on nature and the irreversible changes that he has initiated, making the planet increasingly uninhabitable."
Or perhaps it is the 'horrifying moment' when we realize we have fallen for an obvious hoax and paid billions more for our energy than we needed to. 

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