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June 5, 2005

Hidden Munch Found

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It has been named "Girl and Three Men's Heads" (above) by gallery officials at Kunsthalle Museum in Bremen, Germany, where the discovery occurred.

Restorers there working on the museum's only Munch work, "The Dead Mother," found the new picture on a second canvas behind the one they were working on.

The newly revealed work, which had remained undetected for over 100 years, was termed "priceless" by museum officials.

Experts said that Munch painted it days before he painted the overlying picture, "The Dead Mother."

Barbara Niehoff, a German art historian, said the Norwegian painter may have stretched two canvases over the same frame simply because he didn't have another frame.

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